Harvest and Market Dynamics
Harvest periods vary depending on the origin. Californian walnuts are harvested between September and October. However, in Chile, walnuts are harvested from April to May. Early varieties are Tulare and Serr, Chandler is a usually harvested 2-3 weeks later. We offer new season Californian Chandler shipped from Vietnam in December and switch to new season Chilean around June shipments.
Seasonal price lows generally coincide with the Californian harvest, and to a lesser extent with the Chilean harvest. Because walnuts are a semi-perishable nut, suppliers avoid holding surplus nuts through to the next season.