[NAFEX] beaked hazelnuts

Steve sdw12986 at aol.com
Thu Jul 30 23:41:55 EDT 2009

I don't have experience growing them but I owned one once. Right after I 
planted a row of hazelnuts I discovered another hazel growing on the 
opposite side of the yard. It was next to a building and heavily shaded 
by maple trees. It was a tall spindly thing (due to the shade) but it 
produced some small nuts. It died out a year or two after I noticed it.
The thing I remember most is the fine hairs on the husks were barbed and 
would stick into your skin. The first time I picked a cluster of husks 
to see what the nuts inside were like, I discovered hundreds of fuzz 
like hairs stuck into my fingers. I had to pluck them out. Some 
penetrated far enough to cause very slight pain.

Steve in the Adirondacks

Ernest Plutko wrote:
> Anyone have experience growing beaked hazelnuts?

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