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Lurch

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Lurch

I'm a Colorado native, so as far as I know, trees are evergreen, aspen, or along rivers, cottonwood. That's all God made.

In my transplanted home, most fall into none of those categories so I assume they're just REALLY TALL bushes...

 

Our backyard is fully wooded (or rather tall bushed), and these little buggers attack us every year about this time. They sound like gunshots bouncing off the roof, the deck, or the grill out back. Often I'm sure the squirrels are trying to hit us with them, but other times I think it's just the Tall Bushes doing it on their own.

 

So, can someone enlighten this tree-ignorant person, what type of quater-sized nuts are these?

 

 

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Marc Ret

Bitternut Hickory?

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WPG Gizmo

Shellbark hickory nuts

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 hickory nuts (both shagbark and shellbark) grow in a greenish husk which splits and ejects the nuts when they are ripe. The nuts range in size from about the size of the end of your thumb to nearly two inches in diameter. They are heart-shaped with a point on the bottom and are quite easy to crack to extract the meats. You will need a hammer or lever action nut cracker as the shells are fairly hard.

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Tracker 6

Type of hickory. Back here we call em pig nuts.

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Lurch
57 minutes ago, Tracker 6 said:

Type of hickory. Back here we call em pig nuts.

 

I call them "Assault with Intent"!!

 

Thanks all for your replies!

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gunsrus

Yup , pig nuts . Meat is delicious but a lot of work . 

Brings back good memories . I have a mentally challenged brother and we would sit at the picnic table . I would clean and he would eat .

Lots of fun back in the day . 

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4setters

Keep in mind that those "really tall bushes" will eventually become "really tall trees" in years to come, if they are like the pignuts (or other hickories) where I live.  Trees will probably produce more nuts than bushes.  😣

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Lurch
1 hour ago, 4setters said:

Keep in mind that those "really tall bushes" will eventually become "really tall trees" in years to come, if they are like the pignuts (or other hickories) where I live.  Trees will probably produce more nuts than bushes.  😣

 

yeah, these "bushes" are ~80-100' tall at least, they've been around for quite some time. Hence the deadliness of their projectiles!

 

If y'all want them, I could donate wheelbarrow's full  to the UJ Auction just from what I shovel off the deck!

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mccuha

The wood itself makes bbq Sooo goooood

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Rogue Hunter

They must play hell on mower blades.

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topdog1961

They make really good slingshot ammo also. 

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Tim Frazier

Pignut Hickory

 

Shagbark Hickory nuts are a lot less work to get meat out of!

 

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SelbyLowndes

Not a hickory species alive that is worth shelling to eat.  That's why squirrels are so skinny!...SelbyLowndes

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Virgil Kane

And I thought this thread was about General McAuliffe.

Nothing to add. 9_9

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Marc Ret
5 minutes ago, Virgil Kane said:

And I thought this thread was about General McAuliffe.

Nothing to add. 9_9

 

Thought the same when I first saw the title. 

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