In 1915, the Hartley walnut was exhibited at the World’s Fair and won the blue ribbon for premium inshell nut. Today this "classic walnut" is the principal variety marketed inshell. Hartleys are harvested mid-late season. The thin-shelled, well-sealed nut is easy to crack and continues to be the best inshell walnut variety for customers who require an artificially bleached shell.
Did you know that the Hartley walnut is the only walnut variety that can stand vertically? This is due to its broad shoulders and the relatively flat anatomy of the nut crown.