Corn cob looking pod

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  1. pinetag

    pinetag Well-Known Member

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    So this reminds me of those baby corn cobs you get in salads and there were a bunch hanging off of some small, shrub type trees. Any ideas?[​IMG]

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    So I used the "Picture This" app that some folks had mentioned on this forum and it worked pretty well. This appears to be an American Hazelnut.

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    Reminds me of what they call a "catkin". My chestnut trees do this, but they look different.... Based on an interwebs search I think you may be correct.....if so....real nice find. Get them some sunlight!
     
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    Nice find Pinetag! I shall watch for them here although I don't recall ever noticing one. It looks like this may be a good time to find them.
     
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    It is the perfect time to identify hazelnut bushes. I just found one on my property line that is huge-probably 10-12 feet tall. Pinetag, how long are those catkins? The bushes I have here have short catkins, maybe an inch at best. I know there are some alders that have catkins this time of year also.


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  6. pinetag

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    These are probably about 3". The trees themselves are maybe 6-8' tall.

    Edit...I think they're actually more like 10' tall which puts them in line with what you're seeing.

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    Definitely looks like hazelnut ...great trees/shrubs!
     
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    Resurrecting this old thread to confirm that these are definitely hazelnuts! I laughed when I saw the thread title since I now know they are called catkins.
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    You picking any yet? I picked most of mine as the tip of the nut was just turning brown indicating to me that they were done growing, so I picked them to beat the squirrels to at least a few. They were a bit sticky for whatever reason.

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    I picked one just to see what it looked like inside but it was still a very pale, yellowish green color. I think I'll give them another week or two.

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    You may make some friends if you have enough to make them available in the annual seed swap forum!
     
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    I would actually like to participate in the seed/nut exchange and hazelnuts would be one of the few things I have that others might want. I planted a couple seedlings down along the edge of my creek plot also, so hopefully between all of them I'll be able to harvest quite a few in the coming years.

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