harvesting hazelnuts

Asked August 16, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT

I handpicked my hazelnuts as the squirrels were getting them. So what do I do now? Can I dry them in the sun today? Then what?

King County Washington home food preservation food preparation horticulture

1 Response

Drying in the sun is normally not the best way to dry due to inconsistencies in temperature, humidity, etc.

Here is a nice publication on preparing nuts. Generally, when drying, we want a more controlled method.

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/394