The Tulare walnut is an increasingly popular inshell variety, known for its high yield. A newer variety, the Tulare was derived from a tree grown from seed at the University of California walnut breeding program, directed by Eugene Serr and Harold Forde in 1967. Named after a county in California’s Central Valley, Tulares are harvested mid-season and continue to be a significant contributor to the state’s walnut production.


Shell: Somewhat thin, but thicker than Chandler
Color: Light when first shelled, but turns light amber
Yield: High—typically 47 – 53%
Flavor: Has more natural walnut flavor than Chandler
Halves Yield: Good, though not as high as Chandler or Howard