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Perhaps better known to you as hazelnuts or filberts. Kent cobnuts are a particular cultivar, and are often picked and sold (and eaten!) with their green husks still on. They taste totally different green and they’re awfully good for you.

We have two cobnut trees (you need two, for the tree sex). Every year, they produce a crop and then, before we harvest, every damn nut vanishes.

We got a fine crop this year, though. And I think I’ve worked it out – we were waiting too long. The green nuts ripen, fall off, and beasties eat them off the ground.

I love cobnuts. How the hell are we going to eat so many cobnuts?


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 25, 2019, 8:57 pm

Finally! A subject we’re all interested in.


Virgin cobnut oil! Whoo hooo – hubba hubba!

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: September 25, 2019, 8:58 pm

I’ve been waiting about 20 years for my stone pine to produce some pine cones – so far not a one.

Don’t tell me the reason is because it’s, uh, celibate.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: September 26, 2019, 12:11 am

We have hazelnut bushes and for the first time this year we got a nut harvest. I started cracking them open and every second one was empty! ARGGGH!!!! I would rather had those stolen.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 26, 2019, 1:32 am

Here’s what I’d do 🙂
Or make peanut brittle, substituting cobnuts, which would be easier than the recipe above.

Comment from BJM
Time: September 26, 2019, 2:19 am

One word: Gianduja

Really, this is so simple to make and the flavor puts Nutella to shame (says one who has been known to eat a whole jar with a spoon).

BTW- the snail pastries are to die for and easy peasy with store bought puff pastry.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 26, 2019, 8:40 am

From what I can tell from Google, Durned, your pine shouldn’t need a lady friend. Or gentleman friend. Whatever. They are ahem self-sufficient.

Slowest growing cones of any conifer, though — 36 months!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 26, 2019, 4:41 pm

Sidebar: This brings to mind my very favorite earth organism: the cycad. Why is it my fave? It is the oldest still-living plant to engage in SEX! They’ve been having SEX for 120,000,000 years! Plus the male part¹ is robustly phallic in appearance. W00t!

1. The female part has a similar appearance but we won’t go there.

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Time: September 26, 2019, 5:52 pm

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Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 26, 2019, 9:05 pm

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