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Monday, August 27, 2012

Harvest Monday - Hazelnuts

Several years ago I was sent some hazelnut trees from the Arbor Day Foundation.  I planted them initially in my perennial bed but moved them last year to one side of the wood shop.  
I never thought I would see hazelnuts.  They never seemed to be more than a green shrub.  This year one of them had blooms and now I have had a hazelnut harvest.  I hope the squirrels don't discover them.

We've tasted them and they taste fine.  Sarah says we need to roast them because that's how they sell them in China.  I'll let her try that.

Here's the second harvest on Friday.

And from the vegetable department: tomatoes,
 green Cherokee purple to see how they ripen inside,
and peppers with two Market Miracle tomatoes that keeps producing!

See other harvests at host: Daphne's Dandelions.


Jenny said...

Gorgeous harvest! Tomatoes and peppers look very pretty and I'm jealous of the hazelnuts. I used to pick them in woods growing up. We just planted walnuts this year but it will take at least 5-7 years before they start producing.

1st Man said...

Oh. My. Gosh.! I was just looking at the "hybrid hazelnut project" from arbor day and thinking about getting some next time they can be shipped. i'm so excited to see someone actually got something off of them. Awesome! I might just pull the trigger and get some.

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