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Hevxxx99

  • Joined Sep 2012
Small nuts.
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:43:20 pm »
Not sure if this counts as fruit really...

My hazel, that I inherited in my garden has produced a wonderful abundance of nuts, but they are really rather small. 

I have a friend who has far larger nuts, but he never does anything to nurture them: they are hedgerow.

Is it simply down to  genetics/variety or is there some way to encourage my nuts to be bigger next year?
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HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
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Re: Small nuts.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 12:01:53 am »
My guess would be variety - there are different types within cobnuts/filberts.

pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Small nuts.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 09:58:34 am »
I've been biting my lip and chuckling here...

How about bigger nuts on a Phil-Bert?

(but likely variety although I suppose a young tree in dry weather may produce tinier)

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: Small nuts.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 10:14:35 am »
By the way, Pete, been meaning to mail you - the nuts I sent you are filberts. My mum has just brought over some Kentish cobnuts for us - ironically from Wiltshire - so I looked them up and apparently if the wrapper covers the whole nut, it's a filbert. Do you want some genuine Kentish cobnuts raised in Wiltshire (where for the first time in twenty years the squirrel left them alone)?

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Small nuts.
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 10:23:08 am »
I don't know pgkevet, I have a mate called Phil, and his nuts are nothing to write home about. Likewise we have a rescue cat called Bert who has no nuts at all!  :P
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pgkevet

  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Small nuts.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 02:03:00 pm »
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Do you want some genuine Kentish cobnuts raised in Wiltshire (where for the first time in twenty years the squirrel left them alone)?

I'm pretty much a nutter - so since you offer I'd love some - specially if they're squirrel-proof :excited:

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I have a mate called Phil, and his nuts are nothing to write home about. Likewise we have a rescue cat called Bert who has no nuts at all! 

I spent a lot of years de-nutting things. My commiserations to Phil (i know how he feels  :-[ :-[ ) but Bert would have been fine if they hadn't been picked early.....

Hevxxx99

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Small nuts.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2014, 02:58:08 pm »
Are Kentish cobs the biggest ones?  And if they're completely covered, my nuts are phil-berts?

Mine are small but well filled and they've started dropping off.

 :roflanim:

Sorry, I am serious, but it is hard to keep a straight face about nuts.

On thinking, the biggest difference between my small nuts and my neighbour's large nuts is that his are in a very damp location and mine in a sunny, dry one.

Possibly more water would help?

 

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