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hazelnuts in chicken run or almonds

 
Angelika Maier
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I have some prechious netted fully enclosed space in the chicken run left over and wonder what to plant. I think I have enough fruit trees (maybe) and not enough nuts.
Do chicken/duck and hazelnuts combine? Do hazelnuts like chicken manure?
Otherwise I could try almonds but late frosts might kill the blossoms here. I can get: Price, Carmel,Self Pollinating, Ne Plus Ultra and Californian Papershell. Which ones are late to bloom?
I think walnuts cannot be pruned down to 3 meters.
 
Angelika Maier
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Are hazelnuts happy with lots of fertilizer? And how close would you plant them at most?
 
Mark Chadwick
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Sad to see no response for you Angelika.

I can't say I know the answer, vur my next plantings within the run will be two in the same hole, I saw something on TV recently that suggested that as a space saving method.
 
Christopher G Williams
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Sorry I don't have the source, but I did read that hazelnuts don't like too much nitrogen. And in my experience this is very much the case. I had two 2 year old plants that I nearly killed last year by over fertilizing. This year I only applied once in the spring and they are thriving.
 
Angelika Maier
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Thanks that's enough. Almonds or peaches, at least peaches like loads of fertilizer. Would be ideal as nuts are even more difficult to protect than fruit.
 
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