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American Hazelnut Filbert

Corylus americana

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Bountiful, Native Hazelnut Plant

Receive a Bountiful Crop of Native Nuts

Growing wild across eastern U.S. woodlands and prairies, the American Hazelnut is a prolific and easy-to-tame shrub, well suited for garden living!

Make room in your pantry! The American Hazelnut starts to bear fruit within 1 to 3 years of planting. Another 5 years and it’s producing up to 25 pounds of sweet, nutty morsels!

Tall with Fall Beauty

Often disguised as a small tree, this native species gets about 18 feet high with long outward-extending stems.

Ample leaves are round and jagged with fine, fuzzy hairs covering both sides. A lush shade of green through the growing season, its foliage is bright and theatrical in fall, ranging in shades of rusty-violet to golden-yellow.

“Bite-Sized” Super Food with Year-Round Benefits

Although this inconspicuous nut has many medicinal benefits, its acclaim is its rich, earthy flavor and versatility in the kitchen. Whether roasted, ground into flour, turned into butter or eaten right from the shell, the hazelnut is a healthy inclusion to countless main-course dishes, sweet-treats, cereals and drinks.

It’s a valuable source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and can be enjoyed raw or lightly toasted for additional crunch. Best of all, the meaty kernel is extracted with a simple crack!

Unshelled hazelnuts can be stored for a year or better. Cracked nuts should be used within a few weeks or kept in the freezer to extend freshness.

Favorite Wildlife Fare

If your harvest is intended for the local wildlife community, rest assured the American Hazelnut is a menu favorite. Squirrel, deer, turkey and other woodland creatures are guaranteed a feast with these nutrient-rich nuts. Resident birds find the male flower a reliable winter provision, while other animals will forage on tender branches and foliage for added sustenance.

Easiest Nut to Grow!

This is a durable, wild plant. Growing the hazelnut bush requires little-to-no-effort. Its American “roots” have adapted to a wide range of climates – USDA zones 4 through 9 -- and are generally undeterred by harmful pests.

While you’ll want to give yourself some room for produce collection, its shrub-like size fits in most outdoor spaces. The light branches can be pruned to your needs, while its broad-leafed foliage proves useful as privacy screen or windbreak.

With an American Hazelnut Filbert from Fast Growing Trees, you’re just a few years from realizing your own harvest of sweet, tender nuts! Don’t let the season slip by. Get your order in today!

NOTE: This product cannot ship to Oregon.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:15-18 ft.
    Mature Width:10-12 ft.
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Harvest Time:August-October
    Botanical Name:Corylus americana
    Does Not Ship To:AZ,CA,OR,WA
    Grows Well In Zones:4-9 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

    (hardy down to -20℉)

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