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By Vf1

Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

Does anybody know if crazy filberts should have nuts on them and if they do are they edible?

We planted a crazy filbert in the garden 4 years ago and it had about 5 nuts on it last year, this year it has 11 that I could count.

It would be great if you can eat them as I love hazlenuts, when should you harvest the nuts if they are edible?



Do you mean Corylus avellana L. 'Contorta', the contorted hazel? If so yes you can eat the nuts - if the squirrels don't get them first!

22 Aug, 2011


Not yet - they will still be green. Probably early October - try one late Sept and see if its ripe. (If there are any left by then, as the squirrels don't care whether they are ripe or not!)

22 Aug, 2011

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