Local Pre-order Deal for California, Oregon, Nevada, and the San Francisco Bay Area. EXPECTED SHIP DATE NOV. 23rd. Our shelled walnuts are projected to ship out after our walnut harvest and shelling. Last year's first ship/deliver date was November 23rd, and we expect similar this year. You will receive an email when we ship. This is the absolute best way to know you are getting the freshest walnuts you can buy.
This Particular Walnut Product
Ships as 8oz packages of Premium Chandler Light Halves and Pieces fresh from our 2023 Harvest (smallest size pictured). These are just the walnut meats, and superior to the vast majority of other walnut products available for purchase by retailers. They are packed in a direct to consumer re-sealable heat sealed bag (like the kind typically sold in grocery stores). These smaller sizes are convenient for consumers who like smaller packaging. They can also be a good deal for small shops looking to offer a high value product with small upfront cost to themselves.
Walnut Quality Notes
These walnuts are expected to be at 80+% USDA light grade (premium grade) on average, with at least 95% of the meats being light or light amber. This is a much more premium quality that what is typically available in standard consumer packaged products in the stores. The product this year seems to be mostly halves, with a target of 70% being pieces between 1 and 1/2 inch screen size and less than 5% being pieces smaller than 1/8 inch screen size. These larger pieces promote better storage potential due to less oxidation opportunities. In terms of color and size, this product is well suited to being used in any cooking, baking, or fresh eating application. It would be similar in size and color to a premium bagged walnut product you might find in an upper scale grocery/supply store.
About Chandler Walnuts and The Designation "Light"
The Chandler variety is noted for its popular, mild flavor and excellent appearance/texture. It is considered a premium variety for baking and fresh eating. The DFA grade "light" is considered the best walnut meat quality designation, which is why we specifically sell Chandler light halves and pieces.
Bulk Walnut Storage
For long term consumer storage, walnuts should be refrigerated at 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit (normal consumer fridge temperature) and protected from light to preserve maximum product quality throughout the year.