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High Quality Hazelnut Trees For Sale

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New Zealand’s Best Hazelnut Trees

Growing Hazelnuts in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

From large Hazelnut trees to small ones, we’ll help you find the right sized tree for your space. Our fruit trees have been selected to thrive in New Zealand’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Hazelnut trees, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Common questions about growing Hazelnuts

1. Can you grow hazelnuts in NZ?

Yes, you can grow hazelnuts in New Zealand. They are a relatively hardy crop that can be grown in a variety of climates, but they prefer cool, moist conditions with good drainage. New Zealand has a number of regions that are well-suited to growing hazelnuts, these include: Waikato, Canterbury, and Southland regions.

When choosing a site to plant hazelnuts, it is important to consider the following factors:

2. What is the best hazelnut tree?

The best hazelnut tree in New Zealand is the Whiteheart cultivar. It was developed in New Zealand specifically for our climate and growing conditions. It is a vigorous tree that produces high yields of large, flavourful nuts. Whiteheart is also reasonably resistant to pests and diseases, making it a relatively easy tree to care for. Other hazelnut varieties that grow well in New Zealand include:

When choosing a variety, it is important to consider your climate and personal preferences. Some varieties produce larger nuts, while others produce smaller nuts. It is also important to choose a variety that is resistant to the pests and diseases that are common in your area.

3. Is a Hazel tree the same as a Hazelnut tree?

Yes, hazel trees and hazelnut trees are the same thing. Hazel trees are the genus Corylus, which includes about 20 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. The fruit of the hazel tree is the hazelnut, which is also known as the cobnut or filbert.

The term "hazelnut tree" is more commonly used to refer to the species Corylus avellana, which is the most common type of hazel tree and the source of most of the hazelnuts that are consumed worldwide. However, all hazel trees produce hazelnuts, so the terms "hazel tree" and "hazelnut tree" can be used interchangeably.

4. Where is the best place to plant Hazelnut trees?

The best place to plant hazelnut trees is in a sunny spot with a well-drained soil. They can tolerate partial shade, but they will produce more nuts in full sun.

5. Can you eat hazelnuts straight from the tree?

You can eat hazelnuts straight from the tree, provided that they are ripe. They are ripe when the shell is hard, and they are fully brown. To open the shell, you should use a nutcracker and not your teeth. However, it is important to note that hazelnuts straight from the tree may not taste as good as roasted or toasted hazelnuts. This is because they contain tannins, which can give a bitter taste. Roasting or toasting helps to break down the tannins and improve the flavour.

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