Large Shrub-Highly Adaptable to Impoverished Soils-Productive Open Pollinated Selection
Trazels are large shrubs and multi-stemmed hazels easily grown in a variety of soils and climates. Our Ecos seed source originally came from an Illinois farmer who had two plants in a fence row growing and producing well for the last 50 years. Our plants are now growing on a sandy hillside and have stayed healthy over the last 20 years with no incidence of filbert blight. The nuts are similar to the American hazels but twice the size which are ‘housed’ in a round baseball sized cluster. Very good flavor with high oil content. It is best to use two of these plants for cross pollination and heavier fruit set. Height to 15-20 ft. with equal width. Cannot ship to WA and OR.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Corylus colurna x hybrid open pollinatedSeed Source:
Self infertile. Need two trazel plants for fruit set. Will cross with Precocious hazelnut too.Soil:
Slightly acidic sandy soil or loam.Climate:
Does best in cool climates. Zone 3-7Ease of Cultivation:
Easy to grow and fruit but plant two or no nuts.