Hazelnut Seeds - Turkish

 (Corylus colurna) Zones 4 - 7. Medium sized nut tree.

Of all the filberts, the Turkish Hazelnut tree is the only one that actually grows big enough to qualify as a tree. They can reach 40ft! Because of their height, nuts are usually gathered from lower branches, or after they fall. 

* European & Turkish Hazelnuts are susceptible to Eastern Filbert Blight, a naturally occurring fungus in our soils. The blight causes cankers to form on the trunk and branches. Eventually, infected trees die, because of girdling. They can grow here, but if they become infected with Eastern Filbert Blight, trees typically die after ten years. Luckily European & Turkish Hazels begin bearing fruit at 2 - 5 years. Our native American Hazelnut & Beaked Hazelnut trees are only rarely affected by Eastern Filbert Blight. 

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 4 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeMedium Tree

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 80%

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

Soil Requirements: Versatile.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow with 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

* This hazel is a tree and does not spread.*

 *Excited about growing Nut Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*

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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.  

  • $8.99



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