GUIDE TO CHODOSH-YOSEPH HERMAN, HOT LINE 718-..., EMAIL...
CHODOSH BULLETIN-19 JUL 16
The harvest of the Chodosh spring wheat and barley had not yet started as of the beginning of this week. Therefore, below are the revised tentative starting dates:
Our tentative recommended cutoff dates for packaged foods is Jul 20 for oats and Aug 3 for wheat and barley products (not malt, which is much later). These are packaging dates. It should take several weeks beyond that for the Chodosh packages to reach the local groceries. However, freshly baked goods in bakeries, such as bread, challah, bagels may be Chodosh (tentative) starting Aug 3 in the mid West and Aug 10 elsewhere in the US.
Even though pesach was late on the solar calendar this year, still almost all of the 3 crops of interest were planted after pesach and are Chodosh. The early harvest this year is due to weather conditions in the growing areas.
Those who want to purchase Yoshon items to store over the Chodosh season should do so now, as soon as possible.
The next revised update on this topic is due BE”H one week from now.