We have reached that stage in the season when our supply of fresh nuts has run out. We will not have any fresh nuts now until our next harvest in April/May 2017. Please contact us then for any orders for fresh nuts and kernel. We still have plentiful supplies of pickled walnuts.
Unfortunately, we are now out of walnuts in shell. We will not be able to fill any orders during September. Please contact us again in October if your wish to place an order as the situation may have changed by then. Thanks you for your patience. Phil and Jane Dening
We completed harvest in the first week of May and we have been busy filling orders since then. Harvest was good because quality was high after the dry summer. However, with the drought and reduced water allocation in our irrigation scheme, quantity was down. Overall we are pleased though and the final result is better […]
For many years we have used an orchard floor management system where we mow the inter-row grass and throw it sideways under the trees for mulch and to suppress the weeds. We had been thinking of reducing our carbon footprint by reducing the mowing and using sheep to keep the grass down, as well as […]
We recently installed a pair of electrostatic moisture monitoring probes in the orchard. These will allow us to capture the data on our iPhones and download it to our computers so we can better understand our water usage and plan our irrigation consumption more efficiently. Josh from Serve-Ag installed the equipment and is getting it […]
We’ve always been happy to have native animals able to access the orchard, as long as they don’t cause too much damage. We have bandicoots, potoroos and pademelons in the orchard most nights and brushtail possums during the harvest season (they don’t take many nuts). Jane saw a platypus down at the river a few […]
We had our last market at Farm Gate Market yesterday and sold out of everything, except pickled walnuts! We have no more nut-in-shell and no more kernel till next harvest in May 2016. Thank you to everyone who has visited us at Farm Gate Market and thank you for your wonderful feedback. As humble walnut […]
Come along to our farm open weekend and collect your own walnuts straight from our orchard. Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May 2015, 10am to 4pm. Coaldale Walnuts, 321 Prossers Rd, Richmond, Tasmania. Bring your own bucket, walnuts $5 per kilo.
The trees lose their leaves in late May and things go quiet for us for a while and then the next round of work starts. First, in August, we prune for new growth in the Spring. This is done with a large tractor wielding a boom saw which prunes every second pair of rows. […]
I’ve been a bit slow getting back to refresh the website with latest developments but I can tell you we have produced just over 6 tonnes of graded nuts after all the processing and quality control. That isn’t bad but we have several measures in place to improve that next season if the weather gods […]