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23/09/2012 at 10:48

I was given a red filbert shrub earlier this year, it was OK up until about a month ago when I noticed the leaves were no longer a deep dark red.   They changed to a light amber, is this OK or do I need to feed it anything.  It has produced a few filberts but don't know when to harvest them or what to do with them after harvest.

23/09/2012 at 12:04

I imagine the colour change with the leaves is due to autumn and nothing to worry about.

Pick the nuts when the husks are hard, and dry them somewhere warm-ish, sunny windowsill or the like.  Eat by the end of Christmas.

23/09/2012 at 12:15

Thanks for the advice but the colour changed in August, so do you think it is still OK, will the colour come back proplerly next year ?.


23/09/2012 at 12:44

Do not feed your filbert; it is pointless and wasteful to feed any plant that sheds its leaves in Autumn at this time of year.

If the filberts are ripe I would pick them before the squirrels find them.


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