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.