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Corylus colurna ,turkish hazel,cracking question?

 
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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 8:20 pm    Post subject: Corylus colurna ,turkish hazel,cracking question?  Reply with quote    

a very good cropping year on the york municipal ones.

they seem to have a rather hard shell ,im going to try roasting in the shell before opening but has anybody got a perfect method for shelling them?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 14 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I drop something heavy on them, from not very far up.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 14 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dapping block and hammer after a quick roast seems to open the shells but they need a few more weeks to make it worth the effort

the "normal"ones are just about right so i need to beat the squizzers to em

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 14 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our hazel nuts aren't ripe yet, but the squirrels have been at them. Hope the jays get some too. Found some opened by mice; looked carefully at them to check if it was a dormouse, but suspect it was one of our lovely little wood mice.

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