Are you looking for nuts with names that start with “F”? Look no further. Have listed all of them here, along with a brief description. Read on to learn more.
1. Fagus grandifolia
Fagus grandifolia is a species of beech tree native to the eastern parts of the United States and southeast Canada. This deciduous tree produces fruit with a triangular-shaped shell with 2 to 3 nuts inside. However, Fagus only starts bearing considerable quantities of nuts when it reaches 40 years old. Although the nuts are edible, due to being really small they are not highly valued commercially.
2. Fagus sylvatica
This deciduous large tree belongs to the beech family Fagaceae. It starts bearing seeds 10 years after planting, although the heavy cropping seed is produced at 30 years old. The nuts produced are edible for both human and animal consumption. However, if eaten in excessive quantities it may result in slight toxicity due to its tannins and alkaloids.
Filbert is the fruit of the species coryllus avellana. It is oval to spherical in shape with a woody husk outside covering the smooth shell. Inside the elongated filbert is found. When the nut ripens it falls out naturally on its own. The edible seed is commonly eaten raw or roasted or served in paste form. It is also used in baking, desserts, and in confectionery products.