Allens Farm – Delivering the Freshest Greenest Cobnuts

Allens Farm – Delivering the Freshest Greenest Cobnuts

Our goal is to get fresh Green Cobnuts to you as soon as they are ready, as if you had picked them off the trees yourself! 

This is a complex logistical challenge, requiring many skilled people to collaborate and play their part on time and with great care:


The pickers will be in the Cobnut plats at dawn, whatever the weather, carefully removing each nut cluster from the trees, filling up their picking sacks. These will go straight to the sorting tables where the sorters will inspect each and every Cobnut, removing any bad ones along with any excess foliage.

Saturday and Sunday

The sorters will continue sorting, while the packers weigh, pack and label each individual order. In between each operation the Cobnuts are stored in a coldstore to slow the aging process.


The collection driver will collect all the orders from the farm and take them to the central distribution center where each package will be redirected to the correct delivery branch.


The delivery drivers will fan out throughout the country delivering your precious packages. You will finally get involved, tearing open the bag and sampling this years crop!

As soon as your receive your package, remove the Cobnuts from the sealed plastic delivery bag and let them breathe in a cool place, ideally dark. Some people put them in the fridge and I do believe this slows down the browning process. There’s something special about a Chilled Green Cobnut!

If you don’t eat all your Cobnuts immediately, remember to keep them in the cool, dark place and they will age majestically, turning Golden over a period of a month. The husks will turn brown fall off. The kernel will slowly dry out, getting richer and nuttier in flavour all the time. This process will continue for a very long time. I have a bowl of Cobnuts from last year that I’m still enjoying. Yes, the kernel is shrivelled and much more dry, but they are so nutty! And still delicious.

As you can see, there are many moving parts to getting your Cobnuts to you, and it is a tribute to the skill of everyone involved that most orders are fulfilled exactly as planned. However, every year there are inevitably gremlins in the machine and if you are unfortunate to be let down in any way then please get in touch with us and we will make things right 🙂