A first for us–nut trees! Hazelnuts’ original (pre-1492) range definitely included the Ozarks. Though I seldom see them in the wild, I have had some American hazelnuts here on my farm for many years. They’re beautiful, no-maintenance bushes that yield small, but round kernels easy to shell and eat.
The seedlings we’re offering are 3-4′ tall with very well developed, branched root systems. They are a few generations down the line but still from the breeding efforts of Phillip Rutter, et al (Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts), who have done the world a great service by creating these “neohybrid” hazels, the result of crosses between the American hazelnut, the beaked hazelnut, and the European filbert, all in the genus Corylus.