I have a large walnut tree, bearing loads of nuts this year, and have been told there are places I can take these to get the oil extracted for my own use. Does anyone know of any such places please? I live near Mansle, Charente. Thanks
I seem to remember that the walnuts need to be picked green to make oil. About June time!
I was told November... but whatever, it would still be useful to know where to take them in future (whenever that might be).
There is , if he is still open , a press at Couhe Verac ( a few klms north of you on the N10) . Of course it is not the oil from your own walnuts that you get , he weighs the nuts you bring in and then calculates how much oil that weight would produce , then sells you bottles of already pressed oil from nuts other people have brought in previously .
Most places insist the nuts are shelled before they turn them into oil. Some friends did it. It took them two days to shell the nuts to get about a litre of oil. I can't remember the ratio of nuts to oil. Once the nuts were pressed the oil only kept for about 6 months. They have never bothered since
Thanks for the tips, Sniper and Ian. I'll investigate further.