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Where Are Walnuts Cultivated In The United States

by aditya abhishek


Walnuts are edible seeds of the tree of the genus Juglans. They are cultivated worldwide for their unique texture, flavor and nutritional value. 

Largest Producer

China is the largest producer of walnuts in the world followed by the United States of America. Every year around 1,785,879 tonnes of walnuts are produced in China. 

United States

The United States of America is the second largest producer of walnuts in the world. Every year around 607,814 tonnes of walnuts in produced in the United States. 


99% of the total walnuts produced in the United States come from California, that's why it is the largest producer of walnuts in the United States. 


California has a Mediterranean-like climate with dry summers and wild wet winters which is suitable for the cultivation of walnuts. 


The walnut tree grows well in well-drained, fertile and moisture-retentive soil which is usually found in California and that's why it is cultivated on a large scale in California. 

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