Many farmers growing cashew in Binh Phuoc province are in the early harvest stage. However, due to heavy rain, and the purchase price of fresh raw cashew nuts is lower than that month of the 2020 crop, making farmers worried.

Bad Weather Delays Vietnam Cashew Season.

The cashew nuts season from Vietnam in 2021 was delayed due to bad weather (heavy rain). Especially, the cashew growing areas Dong Nai, Ba Ria Vung Tau, DakNong, DakLak, and Gia Lai will be the slowest harvest. Binh Phuoc province (Vietnam’s major cashew growing area) has entered the cashew harvest, the whole province is being affected by bad weather. There were some scattered rainfalls in recent weeks, and the weather forecast keeps indicating the same for the next 10 days, end March/early April. According to farmers, the harvest volume from their farms could be less compared to 2020.

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Bad Weather Delays Vietnam Cashew Season

Bad Weather Delays Vietnam Cashew Season

Report The Cashew Situation From Binh Phuoc, Vietnam

Chairman of Duc Hanh Commune People’s Committee (Bu Gia Map district, Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam) Nguyen Tuan Anh said that: “This year’s cashew crop will not reach yield compared to last year. If the Weather is still erratic, it will affect cashew apple production. Most of the second flowering of cashew was damaged. During the third round of cashew flowering, if the weather keeps raining frequently, farmers will lose their crops.”  According to cashew Farmers, from the beginning of March, in Binh Phuoc, the purchase price of raw cashew nuts at the beginning of the crop is 28,000-29,000 VND/kg. By the end of March 2021, the price of raw cashew nuts dropped to over 20,000 VND/kg, the decrease in the price of raw cashew nuts is due to the heavy rains affecting the quality of the raw cashew nuts. It rains often these days, every time rains, raw cashew nut buyers lower their prices to buy cashews.

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Binh Phuoc province is known as the largest cashew growing area, taking more than 50% of the cashew growing area in Vietnam, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Binh Phuoc province said that the current cashew area is about 170,000 ha in Binh Phuoc province and the output is 243,000 tons/year. @Related articles: Vietnam Cashew Industry Reaches Average 5,904 USD/ton In Export At The Beginning of 2021.

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Binh Phuoc is the Vietnam Cashew Nuts Capitol, Where The Soil & Climate is most suitable For Cashew Trees

Binh Phuoc is the Vietnam Cashew Nuts Capitol, Where The Soil & Climate is most suitable For Cashew Trees

Vietnam In Short Of Raw Cashew Nuts

Due to the influence of unusual weather in 2021, according to forecasts, Vietnam will be short of Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) Suppliers. In January 2021, Vietnam imported a total of 139,945 mt RCN, which is 113.35% more than in January last year. The rate of using imported raw cashew nuts (RCN) for the cashew industry in Vietnam tends to increase over years by years: “In 2007, the rate of using imported raw cashew nuts was 39%, but in 2016, this rate has reached 69.7%.” In 2021, Vietnam is Still in short raw cashew for cashew kernel production.

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Currently, in Vietnam, there are many different types of cashew seed planted, but most of them are 5 main varieties. These varieties usually produce clusters of 5 to 10 fruits. The main color of the fruit is yellow. However, the kernel ratio, raw cashew nut size, and yield are quite different

  • Seed ES-04 – kernel ratio: 27.5%; RCN size: 173 nuts/kg; yield: 55-65 kg/plant/year.
  • Seed EK-24 – kernel rate: 28%; RCN size: 120 nuts/kg; yield: 35-45 kg/plant/year.
  • Seed BD-01 – kernel ratio: 27%; RCN size: 165 nuts/kg; yield: 45-55 kg/plant/year.
  • Seed KP-11 – kernel ratio: 27.5%; RCN size: 150 nuts/kg; yield: 45-55 kg/plant/year.
  • Seed KP-12 – kernel ratio: 27%; RCN size: 140 nuts/kg; yield: 55-65 kg/plant year.
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