Latest Market Info: Sep, 2023
Davana has started to make a resurgence, though the current crop is very tiny, and emerging plants are only about 20 days old. Prices have started to lower in anticipation for new material entering the market.
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11/30/21: Farmers have attempted to replant davana during early November, but the rain in the region has not stopped and new plants did not survive. The latest crop is at least 50% smaller than what would be expected for this time of year. Prices are expected to continue to be firm and availability will depend on the results of future crop campaigns and distillation yields.
11/22/21: The annual production of Davana Oil is typically between 12 to 15 MT per year. However, in 2019 and 2020, crops were short and production was reduced to only 9 MT each year, meaning that there is currently no material remaining at source. Davana seeding begins in a nursery and torrential rains have already damaged 50% of the existing crop. Farmers will try to replant in the upcoming weeks, but the price of seed remains firm. Harvest begins in February/March and Davana is very sensitive to weather conditions during this time; both droughts and excessive rain have a negative effect on the crop. As such, the upcoming months will play a crucial role in yields and quality. Prices are expected to be firm and availability will depend on the results of this upcoming crop campaign and distillation yields.
2/25/21: Production was scheduled to start at the beginning of the month, but the crop has since been delayed due to heavy rainfall. Instead, production has only recently started, and availability is currently limited. Berje is expecting to obtain new material very soon.
1/15/21: Currently reporting a much smaller crop than normal, nearly 40% lower than the previous harvest. This is primarily due to a massive increase in rainfall within the region, as excess rain can heavily damage davana crops.
Description of Davana Oil
Davana oil is steam-distilled from the flowering tops of the Artemisia Pallens plant, which grows in many of the same regions as Indian sandalwood. The oil is recognized for its distinct plum-like top note, which is valued as an ingredient among herbal tea blends. Davana oil’s aroma also retains a sharp and herbaceous green profile, often added alongside other “artemisia” oils in local flavor and fragrance blends. The davana herb is most commonly grown as an extra source of income by traditional farming communities, planted between rice, black pepper, or rubber crops.
Aroma & Flavor of Davana Oil
Davana’s primary usage is in flavors, often for its fruity note. The odor is sharp, bitter, green and is herbaceous with a sweet fruity note. Davana is a fantastic addition to natural fragrances where a plum-like, berry, or damascenone type aroma is sought after. Davana is quite unique in providing this plum-apple-like note that is rare to find in the natural palette.
Artemisia pallens wall.
1.4800 - 1.5000 @ 20C
0.9500 - 0.9700 @ 25C
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