Hazelnuts or American filberts yield small edible egg-shaped nuts around 1/2 inch long enclosed in brown husks. Nuts mature and drop to the ground in late summer to early fall. Hazelnuts are relished by wildlife and are superb raw or roasted or ground into a paste. The multi-stemmed tree or shrub is ornamental with yellow catkins in spring crisp green leaves in summer and vibrant red to yellow fall foliage. Harvest is often 2 to 3 years from planting. Plants are totally resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight. Includes two varieties for cross-pollination....
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