The Vina walnut is an early to mid-season variety and is popular with growers in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Vinas are a cross between Franquette and Payne walnuts. The nut is medium to large in size, pointed, and looks similar to Hartley but is less flat on the base. Color is a good tan and the shells are well-sealed. The Vina is well known for its good quality and high yield.