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1 box contains 6kg of walnuts
This box contains unpeeled small caliber nuts (27-28mm)
The Franquette walnut is a very productive walnut tree producing elongated nuts of good size and very good flavour: sweet, delicately sugary, with pronounced "hazelnut type" aromas
This old variety originates from the right bank of the lower Isère valley, in the Vinay region
The nuts will be packed in bulk in a cardboard box that you will receive directly at home, accompanied by a little bit of straw to reduce friction during transport
Our nuts can be stored for up to a year in a not too hot place in your home, once cracked, it is advisable to store the kernels in the refrigerator or even in the freezer to preserve them properly (in this way, the kernels are edible for one year)
Limited harvest. Home delivery included.
Delivery country United Kingdom
Final price: 33.65€
Final price: 33.65€
Conversion to organic farming
Taking care of the walnut trees and making sure that they have everything they need so that they can develop perfectly, that's something I've had inside me since I was a child. I grew up with the walnut trees that my father and grandfather had planted and I have planted many others myself since then! I am the fifth generation of farmers in our family in Isère. Since 2015, I have chosen to stop breeding dairy cows that I had also taken over from my father, to devote myself exclusively to walnut trees and to be able to plant new orchards.
I want to get involved with consumers and get closer to them. I believe in and adhere to CrowdFarming's values and that's why I chose to be part of it!
Our farm is located in the countryside, between Valence and Grenoble, in the hills of South Grésivaudan, facing Vercors, in Notre-Dame de l'Osier. Our orchards are spread all around and less than five kilometres away. Walnut trees are particularly popular here in Isère because the soil in which they grow is special. It contains glacial river alluvium deposited in the region several millennia ago, mainly by the melting of glaciers.
Our fields are located in the countryside, close to small forests, meadows for hay and a few pastures for our two horses to enjoy. Some of our fields are near the small river Tréry from which we draw water to irrigate our walnut fields. Others are more difficult to access because there are forests all around and the vegetation is more dense and varied.
Each field is composed of about 400 walnut trees of the Franquette variety. We have chosen to use Franc or Juglans regia variety rootstocks for their sturdiness and longevity. We have added a variety of Franquette walnut trees known for their disease resistance, good productivity and incomparable hazelnut flavours. To enrich the soil, we mainly use manure from cows and chickens from neighbouring farms.
The nuts are harvested when they are at optimal ripeness. In general, and depending on climatic conditions, from the beginning of October, starting with the Lara variety (earlier). To dry them we use either a natural drying at room temperature for about four or five days or our wood chip boiler which we also use for our house. The wood chips come from the wood from the surrounding land that we cut and process every winter.
The production of one of our walnut trees generally begins around its 15th year, and this for 200 years. However, its production decreases after a hundred years.
We have chosen to convert to organic farming in order to respect the nature around us and our planet. We use natural trap systems to control pests. These sticky pheromone traps allow us to detect the presence of codling moths, the main pests of walnuts, which lay their eggs on the nuts, thus significantly damaging them if no natural treatment is applied.