The hazelnut that I’ve been photographing all summer is almost ripe:
We’ve found 44 hazelnuts so far — they’re sitting out to dry. There were two really green nuts that fell — I kept those too, just to see if they’d finish ripening inside. So far, they’re browning up surprisingly well
And all of the hazelnut bushes are getting ready for next year — hopefully we’ll get loads of nuts!
We found fourteen hazelnuts around the bushes today — and still some on the plants. There were more hazelnuts hiding under leaves than we thought.
The continuing saga of my growing hazelnut … July 30th
A few years after we planted our hazelnuts, I was eagerly awaiting the time when they would have pollen-y bits. Except I couldn’t find anything online about what I was looking for. We did, finally, see the developed bits over the winter … but, this year, I can actually see them starting to develop in late July.
Hazelnut forming — June 30
The proto-hazelnuts are starting to look more like hazelnuts!
Anya noticed that there is a little disc forming if you look from the bottom.
We have observable little proto-hazelnuts forming!
The bright pink bits are starting to emerge from our hazelnuts — hopefully we have bunches of nuts this year!
The hazelnut flowers now have bright magenta protrusions popping out of the buds
And the pollen is starting to emerge too.