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One of the heaviest-producing filbert/hazelnut trees. This productive tree bears crops of round, thin-shelled nuts with 50% more meat than other varieties. The nut is heart-healthy and high in monounsaturated fat. Bears in 6-8 years. Matures to be 15-18' tall. Ripens in late summer. Grafted. Best pollinator: Barcelona Filbert/Hazelnut. Available for spring shipping only, so order now!
Successfully establishing a young nut tree in your yard starts with your planting site and method. Once a tree is established, it needs little assistance to grow and produce; but you’ll want to make sure you give your tree the best foundation possible.
Nut trees require fertile soil for good growth, so before you plant, check your soil nutrients and pH. Contact your local County Extension Office for information about soil testing in your area, or purchase one of our digital meters for quick and accurate results. For hazelnuts, your ideal soil pH should be 6.0-7.0. Steer clear of soils that are extremely heavy or poorly drained.
Fertilize your tree in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer. Sprinkle the fertilizer at the drip line of the tree.
Every tree has the future potential for disease and insect damage. Factors such as location and weather will play a part in which issues your tree encounters. If available, disease-resistant trees are the best option for easy care; and for all trees, proper maintenance (such as watering, fertilizing, pruning, spraying, weeding, and fall cleanup) can help keep most insects and diseases at bay.
Purple spots on leaves. May or may not have gray centers. Can be round but also fan-shaped. Can cause leaf curl. Many fungi cause spots and affect different varieties differently.
Pale yellow or ‘dirty’ green worms. Leaves are rolled and webbed together where insects feed. Eventually becoming skeletonized.
Whitish-gray powdery mold or felt like patches on leaves or nuts. Leaves may fall off early, nuts may have split shucks and shriveled kernels. Disease hits so late in season, control often not needed.
They are the size of a pinhead and vary in color depending on the species. Cluster on stems and under leaves, sucking plant juices. Leaves then curl, thicken, yellow and die. Produce large amounts of a liquid waste called “honeydew”. Aphid sticky residue becomes growth media for sooty mold.
Appears as a yellowing or darkening of the leaf between the main veins or along the edges of the leaf. Trees that develop leaf scorch may lose many leaves during the summer months.
Fungal disease spread by the wind. Oval shaped black sores after extended periods of cold weather. Tree could die within 5 to 12 years if no action is taken to clear up the infection.
Dead portions of bark or branches, can lead to wood decay that makes the tree susceptible to damage from wind and snow. Dead portions of bark are also prime sites for wood rotting insects to invade.
Caused by black fungus that invades the leaves, branches and nuts. Mold spores stick to honeydew left behind on trees by aphids, mealybugs and whiteflies.
Abnormal ring spot, line patterns and flecking on older leave.
Small moth with coloring of bronze, coppery or reddish brown, larvae is light brown to whitish. Larvae feed on the nut kernels.
Pruning is an important part of maintaining your hazelnut tree, but many people find the task overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! You can have confidence in knowing that not everyone will prune the exact same way (even the experts).
Keep these pointers in mind:
Spraying is important to the survival of your trees. To handle potential diseases and pests, reference the guidelines below to know what you should spray, and when you should use it.
Before you begin, read and follow all instructions on labels.
Except in times of drought, you probably won’t need to water after your tree is established. Until then, follow these guidelines to get your new trees off to a great start.
Are you ready to enjoy delicious homegrown nuts? Harvest is the time to enjoy the results of your hard work. Keep a few things in consideration as you reap the the benefits of your labor: the best time to pick nuts from your tree, and how to store the nuts.
Harvest hazelnuts from late August through October when they have fallen from the trees. Hazelnut bushes will usually produce their first nuts in their fourth year, though they will not come into full nut production until year nine or later. Nuts should be harvested just as soon as they become loose in their husks to avoid losses to animal predation. In some plants this may occur when the husks are still green and moist, whereas in others it may not be until they are brown and dry. In general, if the clusters can be pulled from the bushes easily they are ready to harvest.
If husks were still green and moist at harvest time, to avoid predation by squirrels, they need to post-ripen for a week or two in conditions of high humidity but with adequate light and air circulation. If the husks were starting to turn brown at harvest time they should be allowed to dry completely by spreading them out in a well-ventilated (but mouse-proof) location, hanging them in mesh onion bags, until completely dry.
Hazelnuts will keep for about a year in your refrigerator if stored in an airtight container or freeze some for later use.
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Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.