Almond trees begin to blossom
Two to three days, that's all the time Tim Samarin has to get his almonds pollinated after they blossom.
"There is a lot of things that can happen, you've got hail, you've got frost, you've got diseases," said Samarin.
So far he has managed to avoid the worst and about 75-percent of his blossoms in this field are already pollinated.
“Pollination has gone well. The weather was beautiful last week we were in the 70's and 80's," said Samarin.
But he knows that can all change in a hurry and it's something he would normally welcome that he fears the most.
“The rain in particular, absolutely, we are starting to spray fungicides, we started here a few days ago," said Samarin.
With rain a possibility next week, Samarin is spraying for funguses that can develop when blossoms get wet. One of the many things that can go wrong when everything depends on a delicate blossom.