I ordered 2 “Beast” hybrid hazelnut trees from Great Plains. It was delayed for several months. But it is worth the wait. Very impressed. My local nursery sells the same at more than double the price. Not sure about the size.
I’m probably going to heel them in pot until dormant season. I think I’m going to get the clear plastic tree tube to protect them from deer horde.
I started some hazels with the nuts from Jesse. Not sure what varieties he gets. Probably Ashworth or Oikos. Going to plant those together to help with the pollination. Also other hybrids to mix all together.
2 of my 4 hybrid hazels i got from arbor day, that i just harvested, has huge nuts . i cracked one open and the kernels about 1/2in. had so much nuts on them most of the limbs were laying on each other or the ground. going to propagate them next spring and spread them around the yard. supposedly , from what arbor day said, they are experimental hybrids arbor day developed with badgersett institute.
ill keep you in mind next summer. going to take 1 whole bush and layer as many limbs as i can and send you a couple if i get enough to take. theres a nursery that sells hybrid hazels in N.J. dont remember the name but they also have some of badgersetts crosses in their hazels as well. most reputable nurseries ive seen only sell efb resistant or immune hazels. z nutty ridge nursery out of N.Y sells them as well.
I kept those 2 trees in pot to “heel in”. Then I planted them in ground today. The roots have grown twice as much as they came in. No top growth. I used the pine bark fine in 5 gallon pot. Excellent plants are reasonable price.
i saved about 50 of the biggest nuts from my 4 bushes. i could send you some to grow out if you like. initially i was having alot of big blank nuts from my oldest bush i harvested this year but the 2nd bush with a little smaller nuts were all good and just a little smaller but still good sized. PM me your addy if you want some.
That would be great. Those two are actually the pollenizers for my other trees. I also started some Ashworth seedlings as pollenizers. They are just too small to planted in ground yet. Not sure if those Ashworth seedlings are compatible.