A seed company here has Chilean Hazels in the catalog (Phoenix), and they say it needs 7 years to fruit from seed. I haven't found them in a nursery here , I would prefer buying a plant rather than waiting for ages. Does anyone has these nuts?
Haven't heard of the Chileans. There are several companies selling hybrids that are a cross between European and American hazels. These are more of a shrub than a tree, and there is a fair amount of buzz that they are better adapted to the US, could lead to high yields with low inputs.
Unfortunately I cannot import trees, would be too expensive anyway. The Chilean hazel is a completely other tree, I think even a different family. I look for the Turkish hazels as well. I think it is important to have some nut trees who are a bit adaptable to the climate and do not need too much chilling like walnuts or hazels.