Karl Krahnke krahnke at LAMAR.ACNS.COLOSTATE.EDU
Fri Jun 30 02:34:02 UTC 2000

I never knew what they were, but my mother always referred to filberts.  I don't
remember hearing hazelnut at all.  My mother was born and raised in SE Michigan
in the early part of the 20th century.

Karl Krahnke
Colorado State University

"Peter A. McGraw" wrote:

> I was somewhat surprised at Andrea's posting.  To my knowledge, Oregon is
> the only place in the U.S. where this nut is grown, at least commercially,
> and to my knowledge it is the only part of the country where it's called a
> "filbert" instead of a "hazelnut."
> Trying to confirm this, I checked DARE and to my surprise found neither
> word.
> You can find canned hazelnuts in Oregon stores (even if they were grown in
> Oregon), but you'll look in vain for a grower who calls his spread a
> "hazelnut orchard"--or at least you'd have looked in vain for such a person
> when I was growing up on an Oregon filbert farm.
> Just today I ran across a newspaper story about an organization called the
> Hazelnut Marketing Board, based in Portland.  Nothing strange about that if
> they are trying to market the product nationally, but what was strange was
> that the article, from the local paper in Wilsonville, the nearest town to
> our family filbert farm, referred to a "local hazelnut grower."  I wonder
> if the newspaper writer is an ignorant newcomer.  It's hard to imaging that
> the local usage could be changing--it would still seem bizarre for me to
> call the nut anything but a filbert when talking to another Oregonian, at
> least when referring to the nut when it's still on the tree or on the
> ground or being picked.
> Can anyone report the use of "filbert" outside of Oregon?
> Peter Mc.
> --On Mon, Jun 26, 2000 10:45 AM -0700 Andrea Vine <avine at ENG.SUN.COM> wrote:
> > Hmm, how about hazelnuts/filberts?
> >
> > Greg Pulliam wrote:
> >>
> >> How about garbanzos/chickpeas?
> >> --
> ****************************************************************************
>                                Peter A. McGraw
>                    Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
>                             pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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