I picked a bunch of hazelnuts off of the two bushes we have in our yard the other day. I got about a paper bag full of nuts still in the husks.
Hazelnuts are a seasonal crop and you can’t find them in the stores all that often. When you do, they can be several dollars per pound. I picked nuts that would only be worth a few dollars–they aren’t as large as most you will find in the store. And it is a lot of work to separate the nuts from the husk. Still, there is something very satisfying about the process of harvesting a crop.
Plus, I like the way they look.