WALNUT SERVICESBesides our pecans and pecan services, we also provide custom walnut hulling and drying services here in our Northern California facility.
If you’ve got walnuts ready to go, we can process them for you, hulling, then drying, ready for shelling wherever you want.
If you have trees, from less than one acre up to any size, we can provide you custom processing that will take care of your trees and nuts so that you don't have to. Our equipment is modern and fast, our labor skilled and professional. Contact us today to find our more information about how NCPI can process your walnuts for you!!
What is a walnut?
Walnuts are round, single-seeded stone fruits. Walnuts are late to grow leaves, typically not until more than halfway through the spring. Following full ripening, the removal of the husk reveals the wrinkly walnut shell, which is usually commercially found in two segments. The two most common major varieties of walnuts are grown for their seeds – in California, currently, our predominant walnut varieties are Chander and Howard due to their high quality and color.
Who grows walnuts?
As of 2019, world production of walnuts (in shell) was 4.5 million tons , with China contributing 56% of the total. Other major producers were the United States, Iran, and Turkey. Almost all the walnuts produced in the United States are produced in California, although a small proportion of walnuts are also grown in the Midwest. Here in California, our walnut harvests are pushing towards 350,000 acres of walnut trees cultivated for food.