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Hazelnut

Sorry, no hazelnut trees can be shipped to the west coast states of the United States or to British Columbia due to restrictions by the USDA and Agriculture Canada. The hazelnut is the first nut tree to be under production commercially in Southern Ontario. The layered selections (trees on their own roots) that we sell are all being tested at the Simcoe and Vineland Experiment Stations for nut quality and production. We have European layered hazels from the Oregon State University trials as well as selections developed in the east and on our own farm. We have monitored our test orchard for over 40 years and offer the best layered hazelnuts on trial in our nursery list. Hazelnut trees grow to about 4-5 m tall at maturity and spread about 4-5 m (15 ft). NOTE THAT AT LEAST 2 SEEDLINGS OR TWO DIFFERENT COMPATIBLE LAYERED CULTIVARS ARE NEEDED TO PRODUCE NUTS. For more information on this go to the HAZELNUT FARMING page.

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NY Hazel Seedling

The New York hazelnut seedlings are usually grown from seed of NY 616 and /or NY 398, two superior blight immune cultivars from the hazelnut work done at the Geneva Experiment Station by George Slate. These are hybrids made with crosses with the 'Rush' American native hazel. We expect 70% or more of the seedlings to be blight resistant. Tree and nut size resemble European hazels. Suited for climate zones 6a-8.

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Ten NY Hazel Seedling Special

Buy 10 and save. We would be happy ot quote on orders over 100 trees.

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Grimo Hazel Seedling

The Grimo hazel seedlings are 2nd generation seed from Gellatly's 'Faroka' Turkish tree hazel hybrid. 'Faroka' and its offspring are resistant to filbert blight and bud mite. The nuts range from medium to large size, usually oval with good nut qualities. Suited for climate zones 5b-8.

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Ten Grimo Hazel Seedling Special

Buy 10 and save. We would be happy ot quote on orders over 100 trees.

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Turkish Tree Hazel Seedling

The Turkish tree hazel is a hazelnut in tree form. Many of them are blight resistant and most are bud mite resistant. The nut quality is variable as they tend to be very mild in flavor with medium thick shells. They are mainly planted for their ornamental characteristics. Suited for climate zones 5-8.

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'Jefferson' Hazel Layer

'Jefferson' is a main production European hazel cultivar. It is an Oregon State University introduction accepted by Ferrero Roche for their candy and chocolate spread making. The tree is relatively hardy and a strong grower. It is suited for the milder tender fruit growing regions of Ontario. The tree has good bud mite resistance but moderate filbert blight resistance. Sprays and pruning will be required for filbert blight control. The nut is large size, round and well filled. It is a replacement for 'Barcelona' which was the main production variety in Oregon before blight arrived. It will produce viable pollen in zones 6b-8. Female bloom is hardy for climate zones 6b-8.

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'Yamhill' Hazel Layer

'Yamhill' is a main production European hazel cultivar. It is an Oregon State University introduction accepted by Ferrero Roche for their candy and chocolate spread making.The tree is relatively hardy and a strong grower. It is suited for the milder tender fruit growing regions of Ontario. The tree is blight and bud mite resistant. The nut is medium size, round and well filled. It is a suitable pollinizer for zone 7-8. Female bloom is hardy for zone 6b-8.

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'Gene' Hazel Layer

'GeneTM', formerly called 'Geneva', is our main pollinizer and is also a prolific nut producer. It is vigorous, a high blight resistant hybrid tree from a large breeding program. It is bud mite susceptible but sprays are registered for control. The nut is large, slightly oval in shape and most drop out of the husk when ripe. The nuts start dropping mid to late September. We recommend it as a pollinizer for early ripening cultivars in commercial plantings and as a main crop tree for zones 5b-8. Female flowers are hardy for climate zones 5b-8.

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'Slate' Hazel Layer

'SlateTM' is a very productive compact tree and some years a good pollinizer for zone 6b-8. It is the product of a major breeding project and has proven to be highly blight resistant. It is bud mite susceptible, but sprays are registered for control. The nut is large, slightly oval in shape and most drop out of the husk when ripe. The nuts start dropping mid to late September. We recommend it as a main producing cultivar. Suited for climate zones 5b-8.

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'Cheryl' Hazelnut Layer

'Cheryl' is a very productive vigorous tree similar to 'Linda'. It is a new introduction for us but we have observed it for over 40 years. It is the product of a major breeding project and has proven to be higly blight resistant. It is bud mite susceptible but sprays are registerd for control. The nut is large, oval in shape and most drop out of the husk when ripe. The nuts start dropping about the third week to last week in September. We recommend it as a pollinizer for early ripening trees in zone 6a-8. .

 

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'Carmela' Hazel Layer

'Carmela', formerly '208P', is an extra large, oval shaped, well filled nut. It is a biennial bearing tree with heavy and lighter crops on a 2-3 year cycle. It is a good pollinizer for zone 6b-8 and because of the large size, it can be screened out to keep varieties separate in the harvest. In 40 or more years, it has never had blight so we consider it highly blight resistant. Nuts drop from the husk about the third to last week of September. Female bloom is hardy for climate zones 6a-8.

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'Linda' Hazel Layer

'Linda' is a very productive vigorous tree. It is a new introduction for us but we have observed it for over 40 years. It is the product of a major breeding project and has proven to be higly blight resistant. It is bud mite susceptible but sprays are recommended for control. The nut is large, slightly oval in shape and most drop out of the husk when ripe. The nuts start dropping about the third week to last week in September. We recommend it as a pollinizer for early ripening commercial cultivars for zone 6a-8.

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'Alex' Hazel Layer

'Alex', formerly '186M', is a large size oval well filled nut. It is a seedling of 'Faroka', a Turkish tree hazel hybrid crossed with European hazel. 'Faroka' was crossed by Jack Gellatly from Kelowna, BC. 'Alex' is a moderate annual bearing, strong upright tree. It has potential as a pollinizer. It is bud mite and highly blight resistant. We recommend it as a pollinizer for zone 6b-8. The female bloom is hardy for climate zones 6a-8.

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'Matt' Hazel Layer

'Matt', formerly '208D' is a large size oval well filled nut. It is a seedling of 'Faroka', a Turkish tree hazel hybrid crossed with European hazel. 'Faroka' was crossed by Jack Gellatly from Kelowna, BC. It is a moderate alternate bearing, strong upright tree. It has potential as a pollinizer for zone 6b-8. It is bud mite and blight resistant. Female bloom is hardy for climate zones 6a-8.

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'Gamma' Hazel Layer

'Gamma' was selected in Oregon as a pollinizer variety for their other selections. It is a good producer of medium size, round, well filled nuts. It is moderately blight resistant with good bud mite resistance. Ferrero will accept the nuts for their products. We only recommend it as a pollinizer for zone 6b-8 in the milder regions of Ontario where tender fruit is grown. We consider it a potential main crop cultivar. Due to its mid-September ripening, it can be matched with later ripening cultivars for harvest separation. It will work well with 'Yamhill' since the nuts are similar ripening, size and quality, the two can be mixed in the harvest. 'Gamma' will also act as a pollinizer for 'Yamhill'. The catkins have shown good survival in early studies at Simcoe Experiment Station zone 6a.

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'Farris G17' Hazel Layer

'Farris G17' was introduced by Cecil Farris from Michigan. It is a 'Faroka' seedling. It is productive and blight and bud mite resistant. The nut is large, oval and well filled. Suited for climate zones 6a-8 as a pollinizer and producer.

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'Red leaf' Hazel Layer

'Red Leaf' is an ornamental selection for its red coloring on the leaves as well as the husks. It produces a medium size oval nut of good quality. Suited for climate zones 6a-8.