Allens Farm Cobnuts

Cobnut recipes

Cobnuts taste magnificent on their own, fresh from the shell. For something a little different why not try these delicious recipes.

The Cobnuts are available for pre-order!

Good news! We know you have all been waiting patiently for the Cobnuts to be ready, and the wait is almost over! The shop is now open, and Green and Golden Cobnuts are now available for pre-order. The Green Cobnuts will be ready to ship as soon as the first harvest is in, usually around the beginning of September. The Golden Cobnut orders will be shipped later, once the nuts start to fall out of the husks. So no need to worry nutters, pre-order now and your nuts will be with you soon enough.

Cobnut Poetry

I recently came across this beautiful poem by Julia Donaldson titled ‘Nut Tree’, and it reminded me of the cobnuts and the upcoming harvest. Here is an excerpt:

And branches grow and stretch and spread
With twigs and leaves above your head.
And on a windy autumn day
The nut tree bends, the branches sway,
The leaves fly off and whirl around,
And nuts go tumbling to the ground:
Small, brown, hard, round.

Do you have any poems which remind you of something special like cobnuts; or maybe you have a favourite piece of poetry? Please do share-we love to hear from you!

Blossom Season

The Farm is looking lovely at the moment with the fruit trees showing off their fabulous Blossom
The Farm is looking lovely at the moment with the fruit trees showing off their fabulous Blossom

The Green Cobnuts are Turning Golden

The Green Cobnuts are really starting to turn now, please place any final orders for Green Cobnuts before we remove them from the store.

Soon we will be able start the process of de-husking and sorting the Golden Cobnuts. We should start shipping Golden Cobnuts in the next few weeks. Of course we’ll keep you updated on the progress.

Here’s a photo of how the Green Cobnuts are currently looking – you can see them slowly turning Golden.

Excellent payment system improvement

There is now a new, frustration free way to pay for Cobnuts in the shop – We are pleased to present the “Debit or Credit Card” button 🥳

Pressing this button will reveal a form right below the button for you to enter your details, without any attempt to sign you up to a PayPal account!

Thank you to everyone who let us know the trouble they were having trying to use the “Pay with PayPal” button to pay with a debit or credit card. We had all sorts of reports of strangeness, from hidden pop up windows to card details being refused to disabled buttons. I really hope that this new “Debit or Credit Card” button puts an end to this frustration once and for all! Please let me know how you get on with it, and many apologies for the strife we may have put you through.

Green Cobnuts Available Now!

Enjoy your Green Cobnuts

The team have worked their socks off over the last week to make sure that you receive the absolutely freshest Green Cobnuts.

Thank you so much for all of your many orders, it was quite a task getting them all out for delivery!

We all hope you are enjoying this year’s crop as much as we are, at least 2020 has produced good Cobnuts.

From now on we will fulfil orders on a Monday and Wednesday – trying to ship any later in the week is fraught with problems as we don’t want to risk your Cobnuts spending a weekend in a hot delivery centre somewhere.

Order your cobnuts here

The Cobnut harvest has begun

Cobnuts hanging around, waiting to be picked…

YES! The Cobnuts are ready and we are already picking, sorting and packing all of the pre-orders that we have received so far for Green Cobnuts.

The Chief Nutter has been out in the plat and this morning gave the special signal that lets the rest of us know that those delicious kernels have reached peak crunchy nuttiness.

This year we are several weeks ahead of schedule, because of the lovely weather we have enjoyed since April.

Although early indications are that there may not be as many Cobnuts as last year, the Chief Nutter is very pleased with the quality of the Cobnuts, the thought is that the very wet winter that we had has helped them to grow big and fat.

COVID-19 precautions

Here at Allens Farm Cobnuts we take every precaution to ensure that your Cobnuts come to you as fresh as possible and that the Cobnut is protected by a shell so no harm can come to the nut. Delivery by Courier ensures that Next Day delivery is our standard.

It is perfectly acceptable to leave the package untouched for a couple of days before opening to reduce the risk even further. Try to ensure it is left in a cool dark place to avoid the Cobnuts overheating.

The Cobnuts are slowly turning Golden

You can clearly see the change in the colour of the husks. Over the next few weeks the husks will turn browner still and start falling off. Right now the Cobnut itself is still moist, but it will slowly change to the drier nuttier taste of the Golden Cobnut.

The 2019 Harvest has begun

Good News! The Cobnut experts have checked the crop and given the green light. It looks like we are starting picking on Monday, so orders of Green Cobnuts should start being delivered from Wednesday 28th.

Golden Cobnut orders will start being delivered as soon as the Cobnuts start turning golden, which will is still several weeks away at least.

Of course there is plenty of time to get your orders in if you have been waiting.


Welcome to our new look Cobnut website! It should make it easier for us to keep it up to date, and hopefully you find it easier on the eye too. Please take a look around and let us know what you think.

If it’s all a bit too much, you can find the traditional website here: