Our clever Hazelnut Prince loves to make up funny rhymes. Guess what he said about his squirrel friends? You’re Nuts for Hazelnuts!
Did you know that the Hazelnut is the nut of the Hazel tree, originally from Turkey? Hazelnuts are harvested annually in mid-autumn. As autumn comes to a close, the trees drop their nuts and leaves.
Hazelnuts are rich in protein and many essential nutrients, and they taste great. They are used for pralines, chocolate truffles and many other delicious desserts.
The Hazelnut, or Corylus avellana, was designated the official state nut of Oregon, which grows 99 percent of the entire U.S. commercial crop of Hazelnut.