The Northern Select Hazelnut is deliciously nutty and rich in flavour that average 1.5 to 2 cm (3/4") in size. It is a cross between the American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) and the European Hazelnut (Corylus avellana). Ripening occurs between late August to early September. These are seedlings from productive trees that were developed by Les Kerr and grown in Saskatchewan. These open pollinated seedlings result in varying nut and tree characteristics from tree to tree.
Available in bundles of 10
Growers Note: Hazelnuts need to be harvested before the squirrels get to them. Start checking by mid August and harvest hazelnuts when husks start to turn brown. Alternatively installing a metal fence around the tree may 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 (produces more nuts in full sun)
Pollination: Plant two of each for cross pollination or along with an American hazelnut
Latin Name: Corylus americana x Corylus avellana ‘Northern Select Hazelnut’