Yep, I sure do! Those are Hickory Nuts. We have several Shagbark Hickory Trees on our property and get those little nuts all over our yard, each and every Fall.It's kind of labor intensive to crack them open, and usually once you do, you're left with only small bits of the nut for eating. However, the nuts are so yummy that we take the time to crack at least a few of them each year. :-)Here's a link you can go to to help you get down to the nutmeats themselves. http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg0814200332120.html?9 For how they used to accomplish this back in Ancient times, try this site. It's pretty interesting. http://www.wwmag.net/hickory.htmGood luck!DebbiePS. Love your blog... I've been visiting here for a few weeks now and have been blessed.
Hi again!I made a mistake with my web page address. When you click on my name this time, it'll be right.Sorry!
Debbie! Thank you so much! I had a hunch that they were hickory nuts and have never tasted them. I'll check out the link to figure out what to do from here. Thanks again for the info. I couldn't get to your page - is there a secret? I did log in, but still no success...Thanks!Monica
You can tap hickory trees like maple trees and get syrup, too, according to my edible plant book but I've never tried it. You can also make hickory pie - make pecan pie but use hickory nuts instead. Only eat the ones that fall to the ground (if you pick them off the tree, they won't be ripe)
Well, I cracked a couple yesterday and I can see that it would be an enormous amount of work to get very many nuts. So, we'll have to see. Thanks for the info - you know that syrup idea really tempts me.
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