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NAME: American Hazelnut

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Corylus Americana / Betulaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  American Hazel, Filbert

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 sweet

RAW/COOK

Fall

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Seed/Nut - raw or cooked in soups, bread, biscuits, sweets etc. The nuts have a thick shell with a small sweet kernel, they make an excellent dessert. Although smaller than the seeds of cultivated species, the seed is of the same general quality. Nuts at the 'milk' stage (before they are fully ripe) are softer and sweeter. The seed is rich in oil. The seed ripens in mid to late autumn and will probably need to be protected from squirrels. When kept in a cool place, and not shelled, the seed should store for at least 12 months. An edible oil is obtained from the seed.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Corylus+americana
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corylus_americana
  3. https://ouroneacrefarm.com/hazelnuts