Howard Walnuts

Howard walnuts have steadily increased in popularity since their introduction approximately 25 years ago. A University of California variety, this large, round, smooth nut has a good seal and is harvested mid-season. Well known for its light nutshell color and attractive natural appearance, the Howard walnut features a large, light kernel that provides outstanding flavor. Howard walnuts rank among the top six varieties grown in California, which together account for more than 75% of the state’s walnut production.

Characteristics

Shell: 
Somewhat thin, but thicker than Chandler
Color: 
Light, though not as light as Chandler
Yield: 
Typically 48-52%
Flavor: 
Has more natural walnut flavor than Chandler
Halves Yield: 
High, though not as high as Chandler, due to its thicker shell