Almonds require chilling during the winter months to satisfy physiological rest requirements during dormancy. This winter has provided significant chilling hours in all areas of the state. For more information about winter chilling, a great article can be found HERE by Bob Beede, UCCE Kings County, Emeritus discussing in detail the importance and dynamics of winter chilling.
To access Chill Calculators for your location CLICK HERE
Provided below is a summary of winter chilling in select locations:
9/1 /16 – 12/28/16
|Central – Modesto||30||407|
|South – Fresno||28||394|
|South – Arvin-Edison||26||361|
* For a review of chilling models, please reference About Chilling & Dormancy by Franz Niederholzer