CORYLUS MAXIMA (FILBERT)
Common name: Filbert Hazelnut
Plant Classification: Hardy tree
Minimum Height: 2.0 meters
Maximum Height: 4.0 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 6
These sweet nuts, closely-related to but slightly larger than the more common Cobnut form of Hazelnut, have been in cultivation for centuries and make a tasty addition to any orchard or large garden. They are native to south eastern Europe and south western Asia, from the Balkans to Ordu in Turkey, and will grow in almost any soil, cropping heavily for many years.
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
$3.20 / packet