This was the first year we got a good crop of Filberts. After consulting the world of Google, I picked them all and now they will ripen in a box. Might actually get to eat a few. They are smaller than the commercial variety but Hey! They grew right under my nose.
We bought a slip at the annual sale held by the university arboretum. I think this bush is now 5? years in the ground.
They grow singly, in pairs or triplets, encased in a green "paper". When this browns and falls away they are mature enough to eat!
So they're in the house..SAFE from those pesky squirrels and chipmunks.
PS. Wait till you see the crop of Quince!