- Almonds -California has seen some cooling of temperatures of late but it has still been a hot summer and this is thought to have brought further stress to the trees already suffering from prolonged drought conditions.
- Sultanas – The situation in Turkey is unclear other than that the new crop is still expected to be way down on this year – even allowing for the quality issues surrounding this season’s crop
- Currants – Another good new crop of currants at over 20,000mts would more than cater for existing levels of Demand, and even allowing for further sales growth into the Far East.
- Hazels – Weather permitting over the next 4-6 weeks along the Black Sea coast and inland, and we should see a far better new crop supply of Turkish hazelnuts to the world.
Mark Setterfield – August 2015