02 May Corylus avellana Cosford Hazelnut
DESCRIPTION: Medium brown nuts enclosed within a thin shell, grown in clusters. Use fresh, or for roasting and cooking. Hazelnuts are very high in protein. Semi erect growing tree to approx 4-5m. Prefers temperate climates.
MATURITY: Late February to early March.
SUGGESTED POLLINATORS: Wanliss Pride, Red Aveline. Although both male and female flowers are borne on the same tree, they don’t always flower at the same time.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.