We pick them by the buckets, then hull them on the front porch. Then we store them in a dry place till needed. We use a lot just as a snack food, but we like roasting them and crushing them on brownies, ice cream, or what have you.
We have the prickly beaked hazlenuts, and hulling them are not for the meek or soft skinned. Guess who does the hulling and spends the rest of the day itching and rubbing his fingers???
We have a poorer crop than normal it looks like, as well as a week later than normal due to global warming issues that include cool and very wet conditions for most of the year.
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