Butler Hazel

Hazel

Description: Butler is a very popular American variety that produces large nuts, very good texture, strong in flavour. Moderately vigorous tree and a particularly reliable, heavy cropper. Can be used for cooking or eating straight from the tree. Very popular for modern commercial production.

History: Developed in USA. Exact origins are unknown.

Hazel Growing Tips: Best grown on shallow, less than fertile soils. The nuts can be stored 'wet' in winter in moist sand and will remain edible and in good condition until they germinate. All varieties contain healthy mon-saturated fats. After coppicing, sturdy vigorous one year shoots are used for basket weaving, hurdles, and the top of newly laid hedges or pegs for thatching. Make sure you harvest the nuts daily to avoid the attention of hungry vermin!

All hazels have separate male and female parts on the same tree (monoecious) but need cross pollination from another variety. There are no fully self-fertile varieties, partial at best.

Pollination Partners: Hazel Gunslebert or Filbert Cosford.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: September

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