Unfavourable weather conditions in the second half of February during the critical bloom period coupled with strong export numbers out of California saw pricing firm by as much as 5% in one week – pressure on nonpareil varieties was particularly fierce due to the heavy demand, scarcity of supply and the impact the weather had on this early blooming variety. Although it’s difficult to gauge what sort of impact the heavy rains/storms had on the crop, the state has now received sufficient good weatherfor pollination and expectations on the subjective estimate differ depending on who you talk to.