New Season Pickled Walnuts

We doubled production again this year and this required two two-week cycles of picking, brining and cooking. We also used a new commercial kitchen located about five minutes from the orchard and this made a huge difference. We purchased three new drying cabinets each capable of drying about 3000 nuts and this greatly improved our […]

Spring 2014

    We had a warm, moist early spring which is generally bad news for our number one enemy, walnut blight. Blight is a bacterial infection which enters the flower and pollen during rain events and    develops through the season to cause unsightly black marks on the green husk and eventually on the shell […]

Winter in the Orchard

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. […]

Another Gold Medal!

Our pickled walnuts  triumphed once again by being awarded a GOLD Medal at the Hobart Fine Food Awards last month in the Savoury Preserves category. This follows the gold medal we were awarded in 2012. There was no suitable category to enter our raw kernel , so we have never been able to benchmark this […]

Harvest outcome

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 […]

Happy Customer!

I was very chuffed to hear from one of our on-line customers recently, Antonella T from Sydney. After we completed our transaction she got back to me by email and wrote:   Thank you ! We purchased some on our recent trip to Tasmania and I now can’t live without them ! THE BEST walnuts […]