Indian cashew growers are disappointed by the delay in the first crop harvest. Trees look charmless with mostly damaged flowers and negligible tender nuts. But whenever the first crop fails, the second crop of April becomes bumper or there comes a rain-damaged 3rd crop harvest in May. Even then, this year’s crop size may not equal last year’s harvest, which was exceptional both in terms of quantity and nut out-turn.
Kernel stockists are trying to accumulate splits and piece grades for the April-May summer season.
These grades may become scarce grades from March onwards.