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A mass of Vina variety walnuts in their shells

New variety: Vina walnuts

Coaldale Walnuts is now stocking a new variety of walnuts called Vina. Also grown in the Coal River Valley, these nuts have a deeper amber colour, with the same rich flavour and crunchy texture as our Chandler and Franquette varieties.  This means we’ll have a longer supply of nuts throughout the year – great news …

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An older couple and a younger couple stand in an orchard. The younger couple each holds a small child.

Second generation joins Coaldale Walnuts family business

Coaldale Walnuts is now officially a multi-generation family business, with Phil and Jane’s daughter Sophie and son-in-law Brad becoming business partners this month. Phil and Jane are excited to have new skills and energy in the business as it continues to grow. It also allows them to work towards a well-earned retirement with the knowledge …

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Two walnuts on a tree. One still has the green husk around it and the other's husk is peeling off, showing the perfect walnut shell inside.

Harvest 2021 wrap up

We have just finished our harvest for this season and the nuts are looking great. When we harvest we do several passes through our 1,500-tree orchard with our little harvester, collecting the nuts that have fallen naturally to the ground. We then wash the nuts, remove any green husks that are still attached, do a …

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