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

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

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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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CROW MASTER said:
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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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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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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Just tried some for the first time this year when I found bunches of them in Nockamixon State Park. They were all over the place. I thought they were actually a little sweeter than walnuts
 

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My Grandmother used to make "shellbark" cake with them. It was very tasty.
 

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Lots here, i picked a bunch off a shellbark hickory, most of them were good. Though it seemed like better than 50% of the shagbark nuts i picked failed the float test.
 
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