June 1, 2018
Strong shipments from California continue and 2017 carryout will be small. 2018 will be an “On” year in the US, with positive expectations for the crop. Bloom was 2-3 weeks late which will lead to a late harvest; initial shipments of new season material will not reach Australian shores until late November.
Iran’s 2018 crop will be a fraction of last years due to adverse conditions, while Turkey expects a huge crop.