Tuesday, August 16, 2011


lovely catkins
my search for a batch of reasonably priced hazelnuts
is over

Friday i came home with a dozen
one year old hazelnuts
from local growers Tamar Valley Hazelnuts
(I even had a guided farm tour)

Saturday was spent furiously digging holes
to plant three different cultivars
to gain the requisite cross-pollination

then tree guarding the twigs 
from the rabbits that are
cutting everything off about
two inches from ground level

hidden flowers
as with any fruit or nut trees
patience is a virtue
it will be about five years before
we glean our first plump hazelnuts
and another five after that before we 
get a good steady crop
(assuming i don't kill them !)


  1. I have never seen a hazelnut tree, nor catkins for that matter. Good luck with their growth and crops

  2. Yum, delicious. We must get some nut trees planted in our orchard.

  3. Hey Lee, we had hazelnuts growing down the driveway of a rental property once. Wasn't until we had moved that we found out what they were, hehehe......

    Hope the bunnies don't get them.............

    Two inches of rain here, this week, bit squishy underfoot.........Hope all is well with you and the family.

    Claire :}