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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hickory nuts

Anyone seeing many hickory nuts this year? Seems like it is a poor year in Westmoreland county. I was hoping to gather a gallon or two this year.
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Re: Hickory nuts

I am seeing some here in Centre county. Last year was an excellent heavy year but this year seems moderate.

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Re: Hickory nuts

There seemed to be some in the one place I hunt in Westmoreland county that has hickories in any amount.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-28-2015, 04:02 PM
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Re: Hickory nuts

what do you do with them?
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Hickory nuts

Sorry for the delay CROW. They are in my mind the best tasting nut that is in PA. They can be a tough to remove from the shells but are worth it. I found that trees a few miles away from where I searched had a lot of nuts. Sadly the squirrels left the hulls.
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what do you do with them?
They are good for baking. My cousin makes the best hickory nut bread, I can taste it while I'm typing, the bread is out of this world. Only thing is they're hard to get out of the hull, it takes a lot of patience and time.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 11:27 AM
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my trees where loaded with shagbark hickory nuts. picked 4- five gallon buckets full and could pick many more. I think they are better eating than walnuts and pecans. some good youtube videos on how to shell them. too bad you weren't closer.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-19-2015, 12:23 AM
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I know of several trees right along the main roads here is Susquehanna County that the ground is literally white with hickory nuts. I picked quite a few up from these trees last year. I dried them for about a month or so and then used a nut cracker and they opened up quite well. The nut meat fell right out of them
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Lots in venango county....haven't collected any nuts but my son and his friend have collected many squirrels...
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Chop them into small pieces and put into chocolate chip cookies. Hmmmm good!
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