little girl in front of a hazelnut bush
nuts ripening on the bush. the reddish leaf tone made it easy to spot other bushes amongst all the other shrubs
unidentified berries. anyone have any idea?
more unidentified fruiting plantlife. this one is a climber of some sort. can't figure out what it is though...
our 'bounty'.... perhaps 4 cups of husks... maybe a cup of nuts still in the shell?
a big difference in nut sizes. some were tiny, some were huge... and it didn't seem to correspond with bush size either. also, the pollination was obviously poor, as while most of the nuts i picked were singles or twins, a couple were four or five on one stem.
the instructions i have suggest finishing ripening them indoors before shelling... so i'll do just that. i know some of the nuts have holes in them, but i'm hoping to have enough to share a nice taste in a week or so.