hazel nut 'Gunslebert'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, preferably chalky soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February to March
- Flower colour: golden-yellow catkins
- Other features: extra-large hazel nuts
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A recently introduced variety, which produces a crop around two or three times the size of the old Kentish cobs - and the fruits are much larger too. The tree is largely self fertile and therefore does not need a pollination partner, however it is always wise to make sure that there is another tree nearby to ensure a bumper crop.
- Garden care: Prune dead, diseased and damaged wood in March and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant. Suckers should be removed from the base of the plant as soon as they appear.