The gather-your-own nut season is expected to commence in mid-March and usually extends until mid-April.
We will post again here closer to that date, or if nuts are available to gather any earlier.
Campanella Cottage will be opening the farm gate for picking green walnuts ($8.00/kg) on 9th, 10th, 17th and 23rd of December 9:00am – 2:00pm. At this time the outer green shell and inner shell is soft and a needle can be passed through both. Nuts at this stage are suitable for pickling or making preserves. Gloves should be worn for picking to avoid staining your hands.
Its recommended you call prior to visiting 4756 2035 to check there is enough produce for you. Hitting, climbing of trees and ladders are not permitted.
We will not open the farm gate again until March when the mature nuts begin to fall.
Claire Fenwicke came to see us last Wednesday and this is the article in The Land last Friday. It is all about how we are trialling the use of a drone to keep the Gang-gangs from ruining our walnut crop. Have a read:
Chestnuts and walnuts should be ready to gather between mid-March and mid-April 2016.
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Farm Gate for green walnut picking will be open on the 19th and 20th December 2015.
We have 100 trees, some thirty years old. In mid December each year, when the inner shell is still soft and a needle is able to pass right through the whole nut, husk and all, it is a perfect time to harvest green walnuts.