Harvest

Sweeping

Harvest occurs in September and October of each year after 

the nuts drop naturally, often in between frequent rainfall.  

The nuts are swept into a pile in the middle of each row (called windrows) with a "sweeper".

Harvesting

The harvester then picks up the windrow and separates the nuts from leaves, sticks and debris.  Nuts move up the conveyer belt and into a bulk nut cart which holds 3500 pouds of nuts.

Transport

When the nut cart is full, the nuts are offloaded into wooden bins holding about 1200 pounds and taken to a staging area.   Later, they will be loaded on a semi and shipped to the processor.