This hazelnut is a cross of the American Hazelnut and the European Hazelnut. Nuts are delicious in flavour and average 1.5 to 2 cm in size. Ripening occurs between late August to early September. These are seedlings from productive trees that were developed by Les Kerr and grown in Saskatchewan. Being open pollinated seedlings, nut and tree characteristics will vary from tree to tree.
Growers Note: Hazelnuts need to be harvested before the squirrels get to them. Start checking already by mid August and harvest hazels when husks start to turn brown. Alternatively installing a metal fence around the tree will keep your nut stash safe as well.
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height: 3 meters (8-10 feet)
Spread: 2 meters (6-8 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun, partial shade
Pollination: Plant two of each for cross pollination or along with American hazelnut
Latin Name: Corylus ‘Northern Select Hazelnut’