Named varieties of hazelnuts and grafted walnuts reliably produce large, high-quality nuts and start bearing at a young age. Seedling walnut and heartnut will produce nuts of variable quality and may take a little longer to start producing. Grow at least two different varieties/seedlings for good pollination, or hazels will be readily pollinated by wild trees in hedges and woods.
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Hazelnuts: 1 year old bare-root trees 30-60cm tall: £6
- ‘Webb’s Prize Cobb’: An easy to grow and reliable hazel, with of large clusters of tasty nuts.
- ‘Butler’: A moderately vigorous, reliable American hazel, with heavy crops of large, strongly flavoured nuts.
Grafted Walnuts: 2 year pot-grown trees, 100cm tall: £42
- ‘Chandler’: Partially self-fertile, disease resistant, mid-late leafing so vulnerable to very late frosts
- ‘Fernette’: Disease resistant, good pollinator. Recent French variety, late fruiting.
- ‘Fernor’: Disease resistant, very heavy crops. Recent French variety, late fruiting.
- ‘Franquette’: Partially self-fertile, disease resistant. Very vigorous old variety, very late leafing & fruiting
- ‘Lara’: Recent French variety, precocious, heavy crops on less vigorous trees. Earlier leafing so vulnerable to late frost.
Seedling Walnut: Pot-grown trees 30-60cm: £14 Likely to be good pollinators for grafted trees.
Seedling Heartnut (Juglans ailantifolia var. cordiformis): Pot-grown trees 30-60cm : £14 Note that seedling trees will produce good crops of nuts, but may revert to Japanese Walnut (Juglans ailantifolia var. ailantifolia) with round (not heart-shaped) nuts with thicker shells.
Pine Nut (Stone Pine Pinus pinea): Pot-grown trees 15-30cm: £8 Note that although named varieties of Pine Nut trees have recently been developed in Spain, most Pine Nuts grown commercially are from unnamed seedlings. Plant 2 or more seedlings of the same species for good pollination. Our plants are 2 years old, growing in 1 litre pots and are best grown on for another year in pots or a nursery bed before planting in their final location.