We've selected our varieties for their pollination compatibility, high production, and resistance to Eastern Filbert Blight.
Jefferson (sub for Butler) Produces heavy crops of plump, sweet nuts, which ripen in September.
Gamma (sub for Epsilon) An excellent pollinizer with heavy yields of smaller, thin-shelled nuts.
Bare root hazelnuts are shipped at the end of April/beginning of May. Order by April 1st for best availability. Plants are 4-5 feel tall when shipped. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order.
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Corylus avellana These North American natives, also referred to as filberts, are a favorite nut for home gardeners and commercial growers. These true dwarf trees yield delicious, meaty nuts that are easily shelled. Irresistible when roasted and lightly salted. We've selected our varieties for their pollination compatibility, high production, and resistance to Eastern Filbert Blight. Trees prefer well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. They bloom in winter and are wind pollinated.
Prior to planting the bare root tree, soak its roots in water for 2-3 hours. Position the plant so it is even with the original soil line on the stem.
Water regularly during the first growing season, but do not allow the soil to become soggy. Apply a well-balanced fertilizer during the late winter or early spring prior to the onset of new growth. Follow manufacturer's application rates. A slow release fertilizer works well for container plants. Trees planted in windy sites may require staking. Prune during the winter months while the trees are dormant.
Pests & Diseases
These varieties are immune to Eastern Filbert Blight. Filbert worm can damage all hazelnut varieties.
Standard, well drained loam with plenty of organic matter. Hazelnut trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, but avoid heavy, poorly drained soils.
Full sun to part shade.
Hazelnuts are hardy to -15°F or below, but flowers are killed at temperatures of -15°F.
Winter and spring.