Most people don’t realize how dependent we farmers are on the weather. The spring storms brought plenty of snow to the Sierras, which meant plenty of summer water for the trees, but a mild summer made for a later-than-usual harvest. The decision of when to harvest is critical, and it just was hard to call this year.
We actually had to shake many of the trees twice, as some of the nuts were still a bit green and didn’t fall off during the first shake. No worries though, we got them all in and the quality is excellent.
Very large, plump and colorful.
It was nice to have Captain Pistachio at the harvest to help things along.