Skinner American Hazelnut
Most Northern Form-Early Ripening Hazelnut-Consistent Production of Delicious Small Nuts
This is the most northern form of American hazelnut hardy to -40 F. Short season selection with nuts ripening in 70-90 days. Compact plants are semi dwarf reaching 4-6 ft. with few runners. Small catkins are produced close to the branches difficult for deer to consume during the winter. Originally from Skinner Nursery in Manitoba, this Morden selection was adapted to the dry prairie of western Canada. Medium yields here but consistent from year to year. After 15 years the plants are 4 ft. tall. with equal width. This one always has a crop here at our farm no matter what. The nuts are slightly above average in terms of size for the American Hazelnut.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Corylus americanaSeed Source:
Self infertile. Plant two of the same or another American type hazel.