Our Ranch Manager, Garrett Gundersen, showed us some harvest adventures in one of our fields. He explained when the hull starts to break or crack, showing the walnut, then the orchard is ready to harvest.
Another way to tell when a walnut is ready is to see how easy the hull removes from the shell. Below we see Garrett peeling away the hull and cracking the shell. Inside the shell was a beautiful light colored walnut half.
His crew are incredibly hard workers. Walnut harvest means working around the clock and they do it with a smile on their face. Here you will see walnuts getting picked up off the orchard floor.