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LARA WALNUTS
carpenteriaLara fruit variety has a globular look; seen from the front it looks round, or short egg-shaped, with a round base and top; an oblong profile, very short, with a flat base slightly hollow and a little developed sting pistil shape.

The two valves are strongly linked and the suture edge between them is large but little developed. The shell is solid but can easily be broken, even by hand. The fruit is, on average, of large dimensions, with a diameter which is normally more than 30 mm; the average height is 34-39 mm, its medium diameter is 33-38 mm, the weight of dried walnuts ranges between 9 and 13 grams.

Its kernel has a light colour, slightly amber-coloured and it is succulent, with a modest quantity of tannin and essence of “astringent” flavour. Its average yield, that is the ratio between the kernel (the edible part) and total weight of the fruit in its shell, ranges between 52 % and 55 %.

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LARA PER INFUSION WALNUTS
During the month of June, when walnuts have not yet completed the lignification of their shells and the kernel is still at a liquid/gelatinous state, we pick, upon request, Unripe Walnuts suitable to Infusions for the production of Nocino (walnut liqueur).

Lara Infusion Walnuts are marketed as follows

Variety

Packaging

Bin

Order

Lara

In bulk in bins

1120 x 1120 mm returnable

48 bins or multiples of 48 bins

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LARA FRESh WALNUTS

Lara Fresh Walnuts are picked by Nogalba during the month of September close to harvesting after taking off their green hull and they are washed only with water and without subjecting them to any treatment (desiccation) in order to reduce their natural moisture which varies between 45% at the beginning of the period and 30% of end September.

Because of their high content of water, fresh walnuts are kept in the fridge and eaten within a few days.

Unlike traditional walnuts, Lara Fresh Walnuts can be enjoyed without having to take off the “skin” which covers the kernel, since their taste remains, in any case, fresh and not bitter.

Lara Fresh Walnuts are marketed as follows:

Variety

Quality

Calibre

Quality

Pallet

no. of Items x Pallet

Lara

First

32-36 mm

Vertbag branded Nogalba, 
1 kg

1000 x 1200 mm, non-returnable

700

Lara

First

32-36 mm

Net bag branded Nogalba, 
5 kg

1000 x 1200 mm, non- returnable

200

Lara

First

36+ mm

Net bag branded Nogalba, 5 kg

1000 x 1200 mm, non- returnable

200

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LARA DRIED WALNUTS
carpenteriaThe harvesting of walnuts destined to becoming Lara Dried Walnuts begins around the 10th-12th September and ends within the first ten days of October.

The walnuts recently been picked are therefore shelled and washed with water alone, without the addition of any bleaching agent, and subsequently desiccated through a well-balanced process between temperature and flow of air, which brings the content of moisture of the whole walnuts to about 9-10% and the kernel's to 5-6% Once such moisture has been reached, walnuts are subdivided by calibre and subjected to a strict selection in order to achieve Nogalba's quality standard.

carpenteriaThrough the selection, walnuts with blemishes, mainly caused by the presence of insects, and wrinkling up (dry kernel) are identified and eliminated. The selection is first carried out mechanically, exposing walnuts to ventilation, which removes light/empty walnuts, and subsequently completed manually, walnut by walnut, by skilled staff. The outcome of the selection is constantly monitored by specially trained personnel, in order to guarantee the consumer with the declared quality.

Lara Dried Walnuts are marketed as follows::

Variety

Quality

Calibre

Packaging

Packaging

Pallet

Items x Pallet

Lara

First

30-32

32-36

34-38

38+

10 kg in Bags branded Nogalba 50 x 80 x 15

White

1000 x 1200 mm, non-returnable

70

Lara

First

32-36

500 gr in pillow bag branded Nogalba

White

800 x 1200 mm returnable

30 Ct x 24 Bs

Lara

Second

30-32

32-36

34-38

38+

10 kg in Bags branded Nogalba 50 x 80 x 15

Yellow

1000 x 1200 mm, non-returnable

70

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LARA SHELLED WALNUTS

Why wasting time breaking walnuts?… We can supply Lara Shelled Walnuts obtained in collaboration with the Cooperativa Agrivesuvio di Lauro in Naples.

Walnuts broken mechanically are calibrated and winnowed (to remove pieces of shell from kernels), they are then put in an optical grader (to remove the shell and membranes as well as dividing kernels by quality and colour) and checked by hand to ensure the total absence of shell residuals, rotten membranes and kernels.

Lara Shelled Walnuts are marketed as follows:

Item

Weight (g)

Packaging

Packets in a box

1/4 Standard kernel

125

PE Bag

24

1.000

PE Bag

12

3.000

PE Bag

2

10.000

PE Bag

1

Dark Kernels, type C D

10.000

PE Bag

1

Walnut granules 4 mm

1.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

8

5.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

2

10.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

1

Walnut granules 2/4 mm

1.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

8

5.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

2

10.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

1

Walnut granules 1/2 mm

1.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

8

5.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

2

10.000

Vacuum-packed PE Bag

1

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NEW PRODUCT: Chandler Walnuts

Chandler walnuts are oval; their base and top are rounded; their sting pistil shape is little developed.  Valves are sealed and the suture edge between them is thin and little pronounced.  Their shells are weak, fragile. 

The fruit has usually a good size, with a diameter greater than 30 mm; its medium height is 38-40 mm, average diameter 32-34 mm, weight between 9 and 13 g.

The kernel is light in colour for 90% of the fruits and rather fleshy.

The average shelling yield, that means the ratio between the kernel (edible part) and total weight of the fruit in its shell, ranges between 52 % and 55 %.

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NEW PRODUCT: Tulare Walnuts

Tulare walnuts are roundish; with a tough shell and well sealed valves.

Their shell is consistent and normally light in colour, just like the kernel in 86% of the fruits

The average shelling yield, that means the ratio between the kernel (edible part) and total weight of the fruit in its shell, is about 53%

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Nogalba is a walnut-tree farming association specialized in the production of fruit. Production and sale of dried fruit, raw walnuts production and shelled walnuts.

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