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!!!!! Best zone 5 hazelnut?

 
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i want to grow some hazelnuts and theres so many varieties to chose from and none are really jumping out at me that are zone 5 hardy.

i was wondering if you all had any suggestions? looking for hardiness AND/OR production AND/OR nut size/quality/flavor.

also is anyone growing the Ennis variety in zone 5? its my main choice but says zone 6 hardy.

i plan on growing Giant filbert (Corylus maxima) but want a good commercial hazelnut as well. any input welcome
 
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I would consider looking at the hazelburts that St. Lawrence Nursery carries. But I don't know how blight resistant they are. They cater to environments even colder than zone 5.
 
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thanks james ill look into it
 
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I am in Oroville and looking to plant hazelnuts when I am ready.

Something you will run into is most reputable dealers will only sell in spring as that being the plants season.

Some nurseries I am looking at are:

https://www.starkbros.com/products/nut-trees/filbert-hazelnut-trees/showall

https://raintreenursery.com/nut-trees/nut-trees-filberts-hazels

here is a whole list to go through https://members.oregonhazelnuts.org/page/Nurseries

don't forget Arborday trees https://shop.arborday.org/product-nursery.aspx?zpid=847 though they only see eastern hazels for some reason.

hope this helps, and let us know of you successes and failures.
 
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In Europe, you could get a very good price for Hazelnut oil (either from roasted nuts or raw ones), can be used as a gourmet oil, or in cosmetics. Those who know about hazelnut oil, place high value on it.
The nuts mixed in chocolate, it is a ingredient that creates a amazing flavour. Hazelnuts are local in many parts of Europe where almonds are not, but because almonds are more common ( and sometimes cheaper) they are often used intead of hazelnuts, but the flavour of roasted hazelnuts is amazing.
Plus all the things you could do with the wood itself.
Let's plant more hazel.
 
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Devin Lavign wrote:I am in Oroville and looking to plant hazelnuts when I am ready.

Something you will run into is most reputable dealers will only sell in spring as that being the plants season.

Some nurseries I am looking at are:

https://www.starkbros.com/products/nut-trees/filbert-hazelnut-trees/showall

https://raintreenursery.com/nut-trees/nut-trees-filberts-hazels

here is a whole list to go through https://members.oregonhazelnuts.org/page/Nurseries

don't forget Arborday trees https://shop.arborday.org/product-nursery.aspx?zpid=847 though they only see eastern hazels for some reason.

hope this helps, and let us know of you successes and failures.




Burnt ridge usually has decent hazelnuts
 
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