The growing season has started for Pistacia. During this period, there is a shortage of good harvestable stems. Next to it the temperatures are raising in Spain and the start of Ramadan on May, 6th, will make the harvesting op pistache challenging for the pickers.
The growing season means searching deeper in the forest to find suitable branches. As a result, less efficiency. The branches with young shoots, are not yet hard enough to be harvested.
With the days getting warmer, the pickers only harvest in the morning to maintain quality as much as possible. The pickers select the branches without flowers and young shoots.
During this transition period from the old crop to the new crop it is important to put Pistacia in water as soon as you get it and to process it in your bouquets as soon as possible. To prevent quality problems as much as possible, we only deliver the Pistacia on water at this time of year as we cannot guarantee quality and shelf life otherwise.
With the start of Ramadan, the pickers cannot work too long and intensively. Therefore, the amounts of Pistacia produced per day lower.
For all of these reasons the sooner we get your orders the better we can organize the deliveries.
Our suppliers do their utmost to deliver the Pistacia in the quality and quantities you want. We ask for your understanding of the situation.