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It’s not just the wheat

Our cobnut tree is about ready to be harvested. Wikipedia uses cobnut, hazelnut and filbert interchangeably, but then says “according to species” – so they are three different things.

This site says “the cobnut is a cultivated variety of hazelnut introduced in the 19th century in Kent in southern England; hence, it is often commonly known as a Kentish cobnut.” Sold between mid-August and October, they say, so definitely early.

I like cobnuts, filberts and hazelnuts, so it’s all good.

As for the wheat harvest, it goes on. I haven’t had any more close encounters with combine harvesters, but I can hear them grinding away in the field. Sitting in the garden, I was covered in little bits of stuff and I didn’t put two and two together until Uncle B said, “that’s chaff.”

So it is.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 17, 2023, 11:01 pm


You’re sorta protected from radar guided munitions!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 18, 2023, 5:28 pm

I’m a bit jealous that you have your own cobnut tree. My family did not bake with cobnuts/filberts/hazelnuts, but my mother always bought big bags of mixed nuts at Christmas—Filberts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, and Brazil nuts. Almonds were my least favorite, but I liked all of them.

I still buy mixed nuts at Christmas. As a child we always got a handful of nuts, an orange, ribbon candy and some chocolates in our stockings, and I do the same for my grands although they have no idea why! (they don’t know what a hard candy Christmas is … ).

I forgot to mention how pretty the cobnut leaves are. I’ve never seen them before.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 18, 2023, 6:15 pm

The nuts are usually in clusters of three. Odd looking things.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 18, 2023, 9:36 pm

@Deborah HH – Interesting, we got chocolate gold coins, a big Red Delicious apple, a giant orange and ribbon candy, along with some trinket intended to keep us in our room until we could go down to the tree.

Makes me wonder about the similarity and why. But here I’m assuming you ain’t a Durnedyankee of one sort or another too.

And Filberts are still my favorite nut, we only saw them at Christmas and New Years.

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