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GUNSLEBERT HAZELNUT TREE
Gunslebert (Corylus 'Gunslebert') was first introduced in Germany. Valued for its medium to large nuts with good texture and a strong nutty flavour. A moderately fast-growing hazelnut variety, it produces very heavy crops on a regular basis. Clusters of six or more nuts. Exceptional catkin display in winter. A good pollinator for Filbert Cosford.
Gunslebert Hazel Options
Generally speaking the 7 litre hazel trees we provide will come as a single stem tree, however from time to time they may come as a multi-stem. This is purely an aesthetic issue and does not affect the performance of the tree. If it is important to you that you have one or the other, please check with us first before purchase.
7 Litre: Usually 85-130cm and single stem but maybe multi-stem
12 Litre: Multi-stem 90-180cm
Good hazel pollinator for the Gunslebert is: Lange Tidling Zeller
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See What Previous Customers Are Saying About Our Gunslebert Hazelnut Trees
I had meant to contact you to say how very pleased we were with the condition of the two Hazel Trees we recently purchased. They are very healthy looking and the couriers pulled out all the stops to get them delivered before the leaves fell off! We also thought the packaging was excellent. A knowledge of origami would have been handy for the unpacking but I struggled and finally released the contents. We have two or three red squirrels that visit our garden as we are very rural, living just outside of Beauly, 15 miles from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, and I actually saw them rubbing their hands as the trees were delivered! We don't really expect to collect any nuts but the catkins should look nice! I will send a separate email for a testimonial to the state of the trees and packaging. Afraid there will be no photographs as I find emailing a challenge at my age never mind taking pictures and uploading to Twitter or whatever. Kind regards John Whitaker 1015
Alan, Just to say that the trees (Gunslebert) arrived this afternoon and we are very pleased indeed both with the quality of the packaging and also the quality of the trees themselves. So, many thanks - and all good wishes. A good service ! Deian Hopkin 0414
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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.
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General Hazelnut information
No Hazelnut tree is guaranteed self-fertile (will produce fruit without the need of pollen from another Hazelnut tree) but native hedging (almost all countryside hedges) containing Corylus Avellana (opens new window) will pollinate your chosen Hazelnut. So if hedging around your area contains the shape of leaf shown in the link then your tree will be pollinated by the wind. If you have any doubt and particularly want a heavy crop, purchase a second Hazelnut tree of a different species or a Trazel tree and plant in the same garden. Plant 5 metres apart.
The male catkins are a little like Santa Claus in that they make an appearance late winter. A pleasant addition to a usually bare garden. Hazels are sun worshippers, the more sun they have the more nuts you get. If planted in shade your nut harvest will be reduced.
Webbs and Gunslebert are known for self pollinating well without a very close pollination partner.
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 the 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.
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