Orchard Planning and Guidance
Grimo Nut Nursery is a proud supporter and founding member of the Ontario Hazelnut Association.
All our recommendations are based on validated research done at our farm, at the University of Guelph's Simcoe research station, PEI Soil and Crop research programs, and from the hazelnut breeding programs at Oregon State University and Rutgers University.
Our trees are grown from layers and/or cuttings. We grow them naturally in nursery rows where they have room to expand their root systems in natural soil, unrestricted.They have become adjusted to natural outdoor wind and rain conditions and when they are planted in bare root format, they quickly adapt in your field. It has been found that our bare root trees grow well, handle stress and bear early.
Please see our list of cultivars to plant in an orchard setting. Please note that in zones 5b, 6 and 7 it is not acceptable to plant seedling trees and you, as the grower must ensure you do not plant seedling hazel nut trees or the nuts will be variable in quality and will not be approved or purchased by aggregators. In zones 3, 4 and 5a we are still working with researchers and breeders to select the best, most hardy cultivars for those zones and some northern hazel seedlings are acceptable in your orchard.
Farmers who order from us will benefit from our more than 46 years of experience and our dedication to you as a grower. In appreciation of your order we offer a 5% discount over the list price to farmers who order $1000 worth of hazelnut trees and a further discount of 5% for being a member of OHA (during the purchase year). That is not all! Orders over $2000 receive an additional 5%. Then for each $1000 added to your order beyond $2000, there is an additional 1% discount until a discount maximum of 20% is reached!
Not a member of OHA? Join now by going to: http://www.ontariohazelnuts.com/downloads/OHA%202016%20Membership%20Form.pdf
At Grimo Nut Nursery Ernie has been breeding hazelnuts for over 45 years in search of the tree that produces the best nut, is disease resistant and hardy. The selections from our orchards have proven to be be EFB resistant, even under Tom Molnar's high blight pressure at Rutgers University. We are pleased to share this experience and knowledge with our clients to help prepare them for growing hazelnuts.
Farmers can trust our guidance as they begin their venture in hazelnut growing. Ernie and Linda attend yearly conferences networking and learning from the best researchers in North America. They are eager to learn as much as they can to share this knowledge with their growers.
Here are some pictures of the different types of equipment growers in Chile and Oregon use as well as an aggregators huge hazelnut dryers.