Hazelnuts

Start producing about 3rd year

 

from 4 to 7m high depending on variety

Harvest when nuts fall to ground

Ideally good rainfall spring and early summer with a hot summer

do not like strong wind

tolerate cold but easily frost damaged at bud burst

wide variety of soil types with a ph of 6.0-7.5

 

Prune branches in centre that block sun and for better air circulation.  Trim shoots that grow from the base of the trunk

Wind pollinated so close planting of more than one .  Whiteheart and Barcelona can be pollianated by Lansing.

Harvert fromt he ground late summer early autumn

dry nuts in a warm airy place.  Avoid direct sunlight.

drierd hazelnuts can keep up to two years