Posted on : July 24th, 2020
Look at these sweet little nut-buds. The openings, called hull splits, ensure that these will become actual edible almonds very soon.
Hull splits are the opening of the almond husks that allow the nut meats to finish developing and dry. Specifically, for all you nut nerds (we resemble that remark): according to The Almond Doctor, whether this happens in June or July depends on nut variety, available nutrients, “tree stress” (we try to keep ours calm) and weather factors beyond our control.
They’re all pink and white, beloved of bees, carpeting the orchard floors with their soft petals. Then come the hull splits. Next, during the almond harvest, we’ll get to “shake it up” with our mechanical tree shakers, sweep up the almonds and collect them to be hulled and shelled…as Maisie Jane’s family has done for four generations.
I’ll tell you more about the harvest once it’s underway. For now, we wait in sweet anticipation of our orchard’s eventual bounty.
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Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality nut products. We embrace earth-friendly practices that start on our family-owned and operated orchards. We use organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.