Hall’s Giant Hazel

Hazel

Description: Hall's Giant, also known as Merveille de Bolwiller is a traditional variety. Produces a very large attractive nut with glossy rust-brown shell. Resistant to nut gall mite. Excellent quality and great flavour. Very easy to grow, great for beginners.

History: France

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: Filbert Cosford and Hazel Gunslebert.

Attributes

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

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