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.

Spring 2018 Clonal Hazel Tree Discount Schedule

$1000 = 5% 

$2000 = 10% 

$3000 = 11% 

$4000 = 12%

$5000 = 13%

... to $12,000 = 20% 

   1.    Discounts are based on full retail price.

   2.     Jefferson and Yamhill are further discounted by volume discounts which will be the price shown on your invoice. (see their pricing discounts on the hazelnut ordering page)

Special discounts are subject to change.





Farmers who order from us will benefit from our more than 46 years of experience and our dedication to you as a grower. 

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.