Follow the orange and brown signs to our pop up shop full of fresh wet walnuts and the best local produce plus a Coffee Shop in the Tasting Barn for hungry nutters!
Wet walnuts are a nutrition packed delicacy available only for a couple of weeks of the year. Softer, plumper and milkier than their dried Christmas counterparts, they are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Dedham Vale Wine and a slice of fine cheese.
The walnut orchard was planted in 1935 and is a nationally important example of a mature walnut orchard featuring traditional East Anglian varieties including ‘Stutton Seedling’, ‘Bardwell’, ‘Stowlangtoft’ and ‘Champion of Ixworth’.
We took over management of the Boxted Walnut harvest three years ago and it is great to hear the stories associated with the history of this famous nuttery. One lady told us how 40 years ago she used to painstakingly clean and polish the walnuts ready for six to be presented for enjoyment with a glass of port at the Gentlemen’s Clubs in London.
Whilst wet walnuts make a delicious snack on their own, the softer texture makes the nuts perfect for baking or as a virtuous addition to an ice cream sundae.
Our pop up shop and café are open daily 10am – 4pm throughout the wet walnut season.