Impressive Quality Hazelnut - Zone 5 -

Impressive Quality Hazelnut - Zone 5

This hazelnut bush is very similar to our zone 3 hazelbert, but its nuts are of much bigger size. If you live in zone 5 or warmer, you need to have this hazelnut bush at home.

HeightAvailabilityPriceQuantitySubtotal
2-3 Feetin stock$30.00$0.00
3-5 Feetsold-out$35.00$0.00
1-2 Feetin stock$25.00$0.00
Total$0.00

The bush

This hazelnut bush grows to around 12 feet in height and produces a huge amount of nuts. To produce nuts, this hazel needs cross-pollination and a lot of sun. The more sun, the more nuts! It means that you must plant at least two hazelnut or you won't get any nuts. This hazelnut will NOT be pollinated by a Beaked Hazel. You must plant two hazelnut, or one hazelnut and one hazelbert. In optimal conditions, its first nuts will grow after 3 years (the average time to produce nuts is 5 years). Plant them every 2 meters (6 feet) apart. If you only have space to plant one, you can easily plant two hazelnut bush in the same hole. They will make one bush together, it will be the same size as one bush, but you will get the cross-pollination you need to get nuts.

The nuts

This hazelnut produces amazing nuts. At least double the size of our Zone 3 Hazelbert, they are as big as the filberts you would purchase in the grocery store. They are a delight to see and most importantly to eat. Our seedlings originate from three different hazelnut bushes with slightly different appearence (but same overall size and taste). The nuts you will get from these trees can vary slightly in shape, but will certainly of outstanding taste and of big size.

Its origin and hardiness

Of unknown origin, this hazelnut bush proved itself hardy in Monteregie (zone 5) for more than 30 years now.

We have been testing this hazelnut in zone 4 for a few years now. The part of the bush that is covered by snow is never frost injured. We have seen damage on the branches above snow level during a cold winter, however, much to our surprise, the wood wasn't dead. The wood repaired itself during the spring and then grew normally. This hazelnut has a such a strength in its genetic that it even goes on producing nuts on frost injured branches (in a lesser quantity than ordinary however). We have never seen such a thing before.

For all these reasons, while we rate it as zone 5, it is still worth trying in zone 4.

Price

The height column at the top of the page indicates the height of the tree and whether the price is for a single tree or for a package. For example, 25 x 1-2 feet indicates a package of 25 trees measuring between 1 and 2 feet tall.
 

 

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity4 metres (12 feet)
Spacing2 metres (6 feet)
Hardiness zone5
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
Flowering
Harvest
Average fruit weight
Fruit color
Years to bear fruit5
PollinationSelf-sterile, they need to be 2 or more
Latin name
Average diameter of fruit
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