Established in 1996, A Cracker of a Nut
purchases walnuts in-the-shell from properties throughout New Zealand.
Walnuts are then stored, cracked and separated into a variety of sizes
and grades for sale to the hospitality, manufacturing and retail
Over the years, further development and processing
has enabled A Cracker of a Nut
to become a year round business and extend the range of products
available to include walnut oil, paste, flour, dukkah, chutney and
pickled walnuts. Grinding and grading the walnut shells has seen the
development of products for the abrasives, cosmetic and wood turning
The walnut factory is situated in West Melton,
approximately 30 minutes drive south west of Christchurch, the largest
city in the South Island of New Zealand.
Please see information on the future of A Cracker of a Nut and the 2015 harvest - here.