Grand Traverse Hazelnut Tree
A selection from Michigan that does particularly well in cold eastern climates, Grand Traverse Hazelnut is unique for being 25% Turkish Tree Hazel (Corylus colurna). It is thought to be Eastern Filbert Blight resistant and is recommended for hazelnut orchards in the Midwest and East Coast. Nuts are very flavorful, free of fiber and the shell is thin. Shows some of its Turkish Tree Hazel parentage in its corky bark and slightly longer “fingers” on the husks.
Latin Name: Corylus avellana x colurna
Site and Soil: Filberts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with The Beast for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Filbert trees are hardy to minus 25° F. Flowers are hardy to approx. minus 15° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Winter and spring
Ripening Time: September/October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: If not fully resistant than it is at least almost fully immune to Eastern Filbert Blight
USDA Zone: 5