Every Autumn for the past 10 years or so I have treated myself and my Mum to a bag of cobnuts from Allens Farm in Kent. They are hard to find in the shops but are absolutely delicious at this time of year - young and sweet - nothing like the dried nuts we buy at Christmas time. Mum lived in Mid Wales when she was a little girl and remembers the nut trees belonging to a friend of her Mother's.
About two years ago I found I had forgotten a few nuts in the back of the fridge and they had sprouted. I planted them in a pot and they have grown into three little trees which I put in the ground this summer. But it will be many years before they produce a decent crop. Oh well - its something to look forward to!
I "borrowed" the photo of cobnuts from a National Trust website - hope they don't mind! The digital kit is from Shabby Princess The ShabbyShoppe.