Valley nut growers welcome cold weather

January 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Walnuts and pistachio growers are hoping the recent cold temperatures stick around for a while.

Walnut farmers say the nuts need about 800 hours of chilling in order to have a successful flowering time in the spring.

Farmers say right now the trees are not yet getting the rest they need, because the winter started so late. They say that's a big concern because they only have about 6 weeks left to reach that goal of 800 hours.