Hazelnut Seeds - American

(Corylus americana) Zones 4 - 9. Native Hazelnut.

Hazelnuts are delicious! This native species is naturally found in Southern, Central Canada. Nuts are slightly larger that those of the Beaked Hazelnut and plants reach about 12ft in height. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 9

Edible: Yes

SizeLarge Shrub. 

Growth RateMedium - Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 50 - 70%

Sun requirements: Tolerates heavy shade. Fruits best in Full Sun.

Soil Requirements: Rich, moist, well draining.



**Refrigerate seeds upon receipt. Keep seeds cool until you're ready to start stratification**

SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 3-4 times seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: After soaking seeds, start 30 days warm/moist (20°C), the top of your fridge is a good spot for this. Monitor for mold. Next, 180 days cold/moist (5°C), in your fridge is a good spot for this. Inspect periodically for even moisture and germination.

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1” deep, ideally in a peat/perlite mix. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 60-75 days.

Hazels are thicket forming shrubs, plant in a spot they can spread.

How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $9.99

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