So happy to find ya'll for my supply of green walnuts! I'm a huge fan of nocino and absolutely love to make it myself. The green walnuts arrived in perfect condition and were packed very well! I've already busted out one batch, and intend to do another this week. I appreciate both the recipes and the storage tips! I'll be back next year!
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Raw . Gluten Free . Non-GMO . Certified Organic . Vegan . Unpasteurized . California Grown
Our raw & green, unripened walnuts are certified organic by CCOF/USDA. These beautiful, green gems can be used for making a double-batch of Nocino (walnut liqueur), delicious chutneys, jams, and even pickling.
Their inner shells haven't fully hardened and are still soft allowing the walnut to be completely sliced through. The walnut meat is clear and jelly-like at this time during their growth cycle.
PLEASE NOTE: All "waitlist" orders will be notified of fulfillment by June 22nd.
- If using our green walnuts for eating, please select our smaller option as we pick these in early June so you receive large, "olive-sized" walnuts.
- If you're crafting Nocino, we'll pick when they're a bit larger to maximize walnut flavor/infusion.
- Orders canceled after June 1, 2020 are subject to a 30% cancelation fee.
- All orders are ESTIMATED to ship from June 6th through June 23nd (actual release/harvest date will vary).
NOW OFFERING: Our Organic Spice Kit is now available for making one double-batch of Nocino (5lbs) at just $9! Includes organic juniper berries, organic juniper branch/s, organic cinnamon sticks, organic cloves, organic vanilla beans, organic coffee beans (fresh strips of orange zest should be acquired locally). 2021 - SOLD OUT
Please note, as Mother Nature ultimately determines when actual harvest happens, the estimated release date posted is our best "guesstimate". We will let you know via email in the beginning of June how the walnuts are progressing and when we plan to harvest/ship.
HOW TO STORE & USE GREEN WALNUTS
Our organic green walnuts should be opened right away to breathe and used for desired recipe within 24-48hrs of receiving. Please place in refrigerator to maintain freshness during this time prior to usage. Green walnuts may show signs of light oxidation, so you may see a few small dark spots appear on the green outer husk as well as a little skin dehydration. This is normal. Rinse with water only and let dry before use.
When making Nocino, they can be cut in half by carefully notching the skin and then tapping it with a cleaver or heavy chef's knife. If you'd like to keep your hands stain free, we recommend using gloves when handling green walnuts as the tannins from the walnut husk is a natural dye and can stain your skin.
GREEN WALNUTS USES & HISTORY
Today, many people use green walnuts to make Nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur, during the Summer Solstice. Nocino traces its roots to the Celts, and was brought into Italy by monks.
When pickled or candied, walnuts are excellent addition to cold meats and cheeses. During the Sixteenth century, Englishmen and women were using them for jamming and pickling, while in the Middle East they were preserving them in sweetened, aromatic syrups.
My 2 orders of green organic walnuts arrived on time and in perfect condition for making Nocino. I quartered them for the Nocino recipe and the nut flesh inside was perfectly ripened and ideal for Nocino. Corky’s spice packets that I ordered were very fresh with a juniper twig that looked freshly cut, accompanied by the other organic spice ingredients. Nice quality delivery and attention to detail!!
The order I placed was shipped across the country to New England, Massachusetts to be exact. From shipping date to arrival was a mere couple of days. Processing Green walnuts is a time sensitive thing and Corky's Nuts gets it. The package came in excellent condition, well packed as well as the spice packet I purchased. Right from the first cut you can tell the quality and freshness was perfect. I ordered five pounds at a very reasonable price which by the way blows the competition also from California away. I won’t say who. The intent was to make the Italian Liqueur Nocino. I can’t tell you how good it is yet because time and Mother Sun have to do their thing. Having said that I have a feeling it’s going to be outstanding. Why, super fresh walnuts hand picked the way it’s supposed to be. Thumbs up to Corkys Nut. Check them out they are worth it.
This is my second year ordering green walnuts from Corky's. Last year I got 5LBS of organic green walnuts for putting in a jar. Also, I got them this year and for both years they were great. I love them so much. They are good for recipes like a drink or foodI Strongly recommend that people buy it too!
The product arrived very fast. I am very happy with the shipment. Great condition walnuts. Thank you for your job! Definitely recommend!
The product arrived in great shape and ready for making my Nocino!
Great walnuts. Buying every year. Thank you for your job!
I have been wanting to get to the Walnut orchards in mid june to collect green walnuts to make Nocino. I had given up hope until I found Corky's Nuts - while I was not able to visit I was able to get just what I wanted. Ordering was a piece of cake and they were shipped promptly. The arrived fresh and just what I wanted.
This was my very first time ordering from Corky's Nuts, but not my last time! The green walnuts were healthy and their smell was amazingly rich. Shipping was fast and it was packed with care! If you decide to order you will not regret it, because these walnuts are the best walnuts in my opinion!
This is my first time working with green walnuts but they looked fresh and Iike I imagined. I sent a picture of them to my Italian relatives who told me they looked beautiful. They also arrived right when they said they would. Thank you!
My orders were fulfilled in a swift and truly presentable manner. The quality of the walnuts is superb — never experienced anything like it elsewhere! I highly recommend Corky's Nuts. Nicole is wonderful; she went out of her way to promptly reply to my emails and give much appreciated advice. I'll be purchasing, from this wonderful business, yearly.
This is my first year trying to make nocino! My green walnuts arrived exactly as I was told and I opted for the spice package for the nocino! It couldn't have been easier!
I am very happy with the shipment, it arrived on time and super packed! Will definitely order from you guys again! I also recommended you to my friends!
Thanks so much! Greatly appreciate! Super fast - nuts were in very good condition!
In a fit of fermentation madness, I splurged on 5 lb EACH of Nocino-suitable green walnuts and jam/pickle-suitable ones. They arrived beautifully packed and per instructions, I opened the bags right away. Each set went into its own bowl and they were assigned their future missions within 24 hours, as recommended. Now there are 45 quartered larger walnuts steeping in 2 bottles of Everclear plus some vodka, along with flavor agents. There are another bunch of smaller quartered walnuts steeping in red wine for vin de noix. There are still more sitting in their first brine, starting the pickling process. I gave a pound to a dear friend. So there are jars and bowls stashed everywhere and I couldn't be happier! Thank you for all the wonderful things you make available to us!
This is my second year ordering green walnuts from Corky's. Last year I used all 5 lbs for Nocino, which was excellent. This year I ordered the smaller size and am making a batch of pickled walnuts and a batch of walnut preserves. Corky's walnuts are excellent - I love the spicy, earthy aroma when I open the box, and it's been fascinating to experiment with different recipes and preparations. Definitely recommend!
I purchased five pounds of fresh walnuts to make preserves and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the fruit. The walnuts were small, with a tender core, and earthy aroma which made them perfect for my needs. I couldn't wait to receive the walnuts, so I was a little impatient, but the folks were able to deal with me in a friendly and reasonable manner. This is a small company that harvests when nature approves to do so, just like in the old days. Chemicals and growth hormones don't call the shots here, so you have to wait! I highly recommend this company!
I love your green nuts. Very fresh. Amazing service.
After we returned last summer from Italy learning how to make Nocino in a cooking class, we were on the hunt for green walnuts. Unfortunately it was too late in the season and set our sights on summer 2018. Corkys Nuts did not disappoint ... The green walnuts arrived beautiful. Professionally packed. They arrived on time and the quality was outstanding! If you don’t have your own walnut tree this is the best possible choice instead. CHEERS! To Corkys!!!!
Best green walnuts I’ve found in the US. Fresh, good size, great flavor.
Holy sh*t game changer, as I literally cannot get fresh, green, organic walnuts anywhere short of knowing someone with a tree. They looked like jewels, feel oddly satisfying in the hand, and are surprisingly easy to cut. They will stain hands if not wearing gloves (little tip). The whole process of making my Nocino was wildly simple and fun - you could not have made it easier, or foolproof to make this delight!
Loved the Nocino kit. I made this last June and then found out I have celiac. So sad that it will be several years at least before I can try my batch. It smells heavenly. Next time I'm making it with gluten free potato vodka. Such a great idea!!