(Juglans spp); Minimum 5 nuts harvested November 2023
Part of our Bountiful Harvest - Fall Forage Crops Collection that is a work in progress.
Walnuts are in their husks.
We've found Nocino is a unique use of young green nuts.
As a rough estimate, the nut meat of black walnuts typically constitutes about 20-30% of the total in-shell weight. This means that if you have a pound of in-shell black walnuts, you might expect around 0.2 to 0.3 pounds (or 3.2 to 4.8 ounces) of nut meat.
It's important to note that this is a general range, and the actual yield can vary. The thickness and hardness of the shell, as well as the specific conditions under which the trees were grown, can impact the ratio. If you are specifically interested in the ratio for a particular variety of black walnuts or for a specific batch, it's advisable to consult with local agricultural extension services or experts familiar with the specific characteristics of the black walnut trees in your region.