Both India and Vietnam faced cloudy weather during the initial flowering period. But weather favored Vietnam with some heavy showers in the entire cashew belt. Heavy rain provides the necessary water to the tree and destroys the bacterias, which grow in strength when the climate becomes cloudy. Indian cashew area received only light drizzles which helped the growth of the bacteria harmful to flowers, especially during the winter period.
Therefore even there is a delay in the beginning, the first crop harvest in Vietnam will be much better compared to last year.
However, they have to forget their golden past because of the aging trees. In future, that kind of crop-size is possible only once or twice in a decade.