Payne Walnuts

The Payne walnut, one of the older varieties, was established in 1898 by horticulturist George C. Payne in Santa Clara County. Usually the first to be harvested, Payne walnuts are small to medium size and have a very good shell seal. Many of today's walnuts have the Payne variety in their background.

Characteristics

Shell: 
Hard
Color: 
Light Amber
Yield: 
47-50%
Flavor: 
Very good, among the best
Halves Yield: 
Low, due to its thick shell