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    Default I bought a hazelnut....

    Yes I did. It was a spur of the moment thing.
    Anyone else have one? I have read that it normally takes two years for it to produce nuts. How have any of you that have one got on ? I'm just curious.

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    I have a huuuge old one in my garden! Produces loads of nuts.
    Is your a filbert , cobnut or a hazel?

    I bought a filbert many moons ago and left it on our last allotment (who promptly dug it up and burned it!)... wish we'd taken it!

    But..we had it for about 3years and if I recall correctly, it hadn't produced any fruit. However, I heard that there were too many squirrels locally to have any success as they took them green from the tree.
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    I have 3....they always have nuts but the squirrel takes most of them along with my walnuts!
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    I have one about 5 years old, get about 10 nuts.
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    Mine are about 20years old and are usually packed with nuts. I recently added a link for Nicos I think? You can pick them green...before the squirrel has interest and let them ripen indoors. My neighbour usually comes to get some from my bushes. I try to get the walnuts as they are fabulous for cakes.

    I really think they are worth a go.
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    I really must weigh mine!
    They have fallen more green than usual...yep..that was a good link Scarlet.
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    24kg

    Plenty more left on the tree for the wildlife!
    I guess the tree would have been planted about 40 years ago...
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    Oh... I would be so cross if I found out someone had dug a tree (or anything ) up.
    I think it's a filbert. Predictive text keeps changing it to Gilbert so that can be his name.
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