Gunslebert Hazel

Hazel

Description: Gunslebert is a medium-large nut with good texture and a strong nutty flavour. Moderate vigour, very heavy and reliable cropper. Clusters of six or more nuts making it one of the heaviest cropping hazels. Exceptional catkin display in winter. An easy variety to grow, excellent for beginners to try.

History: Originates from Germany during the 16th century.

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 Butler and Filbert Cosford.

Attributes

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

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