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    The ones I’ve gathered from the floor green or just turning brown look great but are all empty -no kernel to be seen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muckdiva View Post
    The ones I’ve gathered from the floor green or just turning brown look great but are all empty -no kernel to be seen?
    That's why they're on the ground. The bad ones are shed early.
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    Well I picked some of the red ones on the 20th August. These seemed to be ripening well so picked the rest on the 23/8.
    Squirrels still not about so picked some of the kentish cob today to see how they fare. The couple of kentish I picked on the 20th August seem to be shrivelling up a bit but today the shells look faintly brown and this sunshine must be helping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameno View Post
    That's why they're on the ground. The bad ones are shed early.
    Lol, thank you...obvious when you think about it. The squirrel has arrived as there are loads of cracked shells on the floor now so will have to get in and pick some off the tree.
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    The red filbert ones seem to be good. It hasn't been particularly sunny this year so I would think the red filbert is a good choice to have a chance of beating the squirrels to good nuts. 400g of nuts in the box that have fallen out of their husks with about twice as much again to come.

    Too early yet to say if the kentish cobs will form proper nuts, they are still very green but hopefully will dry slowly and turn brown also.

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    I saw a squirrel snooping round our garden yesterday morning. Chased it off but it will be back.
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    Well if you see any hazels of any sort you can pick them now. The red nuts are small, taste nutty and just had some very nice hazel nut biscuits. The kentish ones are drying ok, majority picked 29/08. some at the top of the tree had been eaten. Wild hazel nuts from the hedgerow are ripe already and I picked a bag of those as well. They seem the biggest of the 3 nd the nuts come out of the husks very easily. I suspect that when I go back to check if there are any more, there won't be.
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    I just got me a hazelnut bush from the garden centre, will plant it next to the garden fence at the end of the garden.
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    The hazelnuts growing around the edge of my allotment (there are tons of them, and it's not part of anyone's plot, so anyone can take them) are just starting to turn brown. I'll give them a few more weeks yet before picking. There thankfully don't seem to be any squirrels (there aren't many trees nearby, so that's probably why).
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