Yeah, too tough for me but those rascally squirrels do a good job on them. It looks like it is snowing sometimes as the they are peeling them in the trees. English walnuts are different and cheaper but they will all really mess up your hands for a long time. I live close to a town called Walnut Creek and certain times of the year the people that live there all have stained hands. Ok, enough chit chat on walnuts.