Boxted Wet Walnuts will be sold at Lower Dairy Farm this year!
Boxted Wet Walnuts are a nutrition-packed local delicacy available for just couple of weeks of the year.
Softer, plumper and milkier than their dried Christmas counterparts, they are perfect for baking, snacking and cooking or as an accompaniment to a glass of wine and a slice of fine cheese.
The wet walnut season is short and starts in October - it’s a late harvest this year and we expect the nuts to come in from 26th October. Please phone to confirm before you visit!
The Boxted Walnut Orchard
A rare and picturesque example of an early twentieth century walnut orchard, the walnut trees were planted in 1935 and include East Anglian varieties such as Champion of Ixworth, Bardwel and Stowlangtoft.
The site is the only remaining example of a 1927 project to rejuvenate English walnut growing and the landowner is working with the RHS to bring the walnuts back into production and preserve this important orchard for future generations.
At the height of their popularity, wet walnuts were an Edwardian epicurian delight with Boxted Walnuts sold at Fortnum & Mason and gracing the tables of Buckingham Palace and the London clubs, where polished nuts were served with a glass of port after dinner. We are delighted to be involved in the regeneration of this historic local delicacy.