GROWING HAZELNUTS

GROWER FAQ'S


RESOURCES FOR GROWERS

EASTERN FILBERT BLIGHT-RESISTANT TREES

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2015 BCHGA Summer Field Day Notes - EFB-resistant tree varieties
2015 BCHGA Summer Field Day Notes - EFB-
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PLANTING HAZELNUTS AND ORCHARD ESTABLISHMENT

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2015 BCHGA Summer Field Day Notes - Planting an orchard and pollinators
2015 BCHGA Summer Field Day Notes - Plan
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GROWING HAZELNUTS

  • Advice on growing, from the Nut Growers Society of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia - click here and here
  • Pruning first year hazelnut trees, from Birkemeier Farms - click here and here
  • Pruning hazelnut trees for optimal growth, from Birkemeier Farms - click here
  • Training and pruning tips, from Oregon State University - click here
  • Pruning tips, from Missouri Community Trees - click here

HARVESTING HAZELNUTS

  • Must have a very level orchard floor, otherwise nuts will rest in hollows and be difficult to pick up at harvest.
  • A leveller is a useful piece of equipment to have (will be useful at about year 3).

 

Information provided by Oregon State University:
Orchard Floor Management (and some information from Ontario)

 

Small scale harvesting equipment:

 


  • For assistance with calculating potential hazelnut crop returns on a per acre basis, click here
  • Updated 2014 Grower Field Prices, George Packing Company Inc.: