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CHEAP HAZELNUT TREE- POLLINATION PARTNER DISCOUNT
If you are looking to plant Hazel nut trees in your garden and have read the information we have supplied below, then you should be well aware that no Hazel is truly risk free self-fertile. Some may produce some nuts without a pollination partner, all will benefit from another Hazel tree nearby, preferably 50m or less.
To ensure that you get the best pollination possible and therefore the biggest and best crop available buy two hazelnuts that will pollinate each other (listed below). As you will be buying two Hazel trees at the same time we can give you a bit of a price break because of favourable postage rates. If you know what you are doing or already have a pollinator nearby, you can use this offer to buy any two Hazel trees of your choice.
Just let us know at checkout in the white box which two of the Hazels you require. The box is labelled "Please add any further comments here" Be sure to check that there is not a delayed delivery message in red text in front of either of them in the product listing because that means that we do not have them in stock until the displayed delivery date. If you do choose either of your Hazel trees with a delayed delivery message in front of it, we will deliver both on the delayed delivery date.
If you do not specify which two you require, we will choose for you.
Below are the trees we have and suitable pollination partners:
CORABEL pollinated by Gunslebert, Gustavs Zeller, Halls Giant, Lange Tidling Zeller and Tonda Di Giffoni
COSFORD pollinated by Gunslebert
KENTISH COB pollinated by Cosford, Gunslebert and Halls Giant.
GUNSLEBERT pollinated by Corabel, Cosford, Gustavs Zeller, Lange Tidling Zeller and Tonda Di Giffoni
HALLS GIANT pollinated by Corabel, Cosford, Gunslebert, Lange Tidling Zeller, Kentish Cob and Tonda Di Giffonii
LANGE TIDLING ZELLER pollinated byCorabel, Gunslebert, and Tonda Di Giffoni
TONDA DI GIFFONI pollinated by Corabel, Gunslebert, Gustavs Zeller, and Lange Tidling Zeller
Quick Fruit Tree Links
Take a look at our TOP SELLING FRUIT TREES, Wet ground issues then choose a PEAR TREE first, followed by APPLE TREES. For more information on pollination please look at POLLINATION EXPLAINED or choosing the CORRECT POLLINATION PARTNER
Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Growing Our Trees In The UK
To date, we have checked the passports of our trees and none seem to have sneaked off for non UK holidays so all are UK grown.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.
For Cheaper Hazelnut Trees click CHEAP HAZELNUT TREE OFFER Or Here For Hazel Hedging
General Hazelnut information
In short pollination is when pollen from one hazel tree reaches another hazel and starts the process of nut creation. You can plant one Hazel/Trazel in your garden and it might be pollinated from other Hazel trees in the area but for best results buy two different Hazel/Trazel trees, plant within 50m of each and make sure one is down wind of the other in a full sun position.
General Hazel Information
Hazels are the only British native nut (that and Spike Milligan!) and they contain the healthy mono-saturated fats. Expect to harvest around September time when the husks are beginning to turn yellow. If you leave them longer, the local squirrels will likely take them all (unless you happen to have anti-squirrel measures in place e.g. RPG, anti aircraft guns etc). They can be stored in wet sand and will be edible until they germinate or leave on a tray in a sunny dry spot for two weeks until the husks are brown and papery. Although some Hazelnuts can produce nuts without a pollination partner, it is best to place one nearby to improve crop yields to prevent getting "blanks" which are cases without nuts in. The male yellow catkins and female red stigmas are produced on different parts of the tree and requires the right weather at the right time to ensure pollination. A suitable pollination partner placed within 50m negates that risk.
Hazelnuts, oddly enough prefer less than fertile shallow soil (no pleasing some trees!). With the limited resources it has, the tree puts its efforts into nut production instead of vigorous growth. If grown on clay soil, do not fertilize them. Mature trees should not suffer problems with drought but while the tree is getting established (certainly the first year) and the weather is particularly hot and sustained then a bucket of water will be welcome once two or three times a week. Predators include Gall mites, aphids, winter moths and Weevils however they never reach a stage to present a serious problem and so require no spraying. For the purists out there you could provide an environment suitable for any or all of their predators to keep numbers down.
Expect to see nuts on your tree when your neighbours super-glued some to the branches to see the look on your face or around the 3 or 4 year point. The trees you buy from Trees Online will be at least 2-3 years old depending when you purchased them so nuts should be with you within a year or two.
The best time to prune a Hazel is in the summer (around August) using a process called "Brutting". This is where you snap the shoots that developed this year but do not break off. The snap point is around the sixth or seventh leaf up from where the shoot joins the older wood. The theory is that the Hazel tree will not be able to make a new shoot and therefore create more flowers and therefore more nuts on that branch.
Uses for newly harvested one year old wood include, basket weaving, Bean supports, thatching pegs and hurdles although other uses include baskets, hampers, walking sticks, fishing rods and shepherds crooks.
Looking to buy more than a few trees, call us 0800 0431057 for possible price breaks or EMAIL US