Cobnut

Latin name: Corylus avellana
Location: Plot on Platform 1
What it looks like: The Cobnut is a medium sized tree with mid-green leaves. The Cobnuts have pale yellow/green leafy flowers partially encasing the nuts. 
History:
Cobnuts were grown on a large scale in England in the 1900s with plantations of over 7,000 hectares in Kent as new cultivars were bred.
How to eat it: You can pick and eat the Cobnut like other types of nut. The nuts are surrounded by a hard shell which needs to be removed before eating. The nut inside the shell can either be roasted or eaten as is and added to salads or cakes.
More information: Cobnuts are a type of hazel and years ago were used by children to play a similar game to ‘conkers’.

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