Sunday, 7 December 2008


I love the big packs of nuts that you find in supermarkets at this time of year. Hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts... they all look so appealing with their shells still on. Whilst it does take much much longer to eat them when you have to crack them open it's all great fun.

I wonder what happens to the nuts between the time they come off the tree and the time they are to be found on the supermarket shells. I ask this because I'm wondering what the chances of me getting them to grow are. Presumably the worst condition that they could have been exposed to is cold, but simulating a natural winter is often necessary to get tree seeds to grow in this country anyway. Unless anyone suggests a reason why I shouldn't I think I shall plant some as an experiment.

1 comment:

Scriptor Senex said...

The only thing I know about is Mistletoe - which isn't a nut but your Blog reminded me. Apparently the Mistletoe in the shops is picked too early for the berries to ripen properly and be used to start new mistletoe. That didn't stop me trying by smearing some on our Apple trees but it hasn't worked so far.