Harvest hazelnuts by gathering them from beneath the hazelnut tree, removing the shells and preparing them to be eaten. In the United States, Hazlenuts are usually harvested in October.Continue Reading
Wait for the hazelnuts to fall from the tree, and gather them with a rake. Discard the leafy husks, as well as any nuts with holes or damage.
Spread out the hazelnuts in one layer in a plastic bag, tapping each with a hammer until you hear it pop.
After shelling the hazelnuts, empty the bag onto a tray, and remove the large pieces of shells. Put the shelled nuts into a sieve, and shake them to remove dust.