Parentage: Hazel Corylus avellana x Hazel Corylus colurna
Description: Chinoka is a hybrid cross between the common hazel Corylus avellana and the Turkish hazel Corylus colurna. They have a fruiting and ornamental features bearing tasty edible nuts along with the highly ornamental envelopes, frilled in appearance. The trees are vigorous and upright in habit. They will cross pollinate each other or be pollinated by other hazel varieties.
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, the top of newly laid hedges or pegs for thatching. Make sure you harvest the nuts daily to avoid the attention of hungry vermin!