INFGA Nut Evaluation

Each year, the INFGA Nut Evaluation Committee performs an evaluation of nut samples submitted by its members using the NeNGA format.  We have computer scoring to evaluate the following species of nuts: butternut, chestnut, hazelnut, heartnut, hican, shagbark hickory, shellbark hickory, pecan, black walnut, and Persian walnut.  



2005 Evaluation results, PDF 35KB

All Data from 1987 to 2005, PDF 156KB

Statistical Data from 1987 to 2002, PDF 17KB

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To submit nuts for evaluation, you must fill out an entry form and mail the form, with the nuts to the address on the entry form.  This form is located here: nut evaluation form.  Use the print option on your browser to print the form. 

  1. A sample consists of 15 nuts from one tree.
  2. Nuts must be free of husks.  If black walnut samples are sent, please do not husk the nuts with a potato peeler or other harsh abrasive that will reduce the amount of shell. If the shell is reduced, the percentage of kernel to shell will increase and distort the final score for the sample. Please use a steel brush or a mild form of washing to remove the husk.
  3. Please use a copy of the evaluation form with EACH sample to be evaluated.
  4. SAMPLES SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 15 FOR CONSIDERATION.   Entries may also be given to anyone on the evaluation committee or brought to the December meeting
  5. All nuts submitted become the property of INFGA. 

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