Castanea sativa x crenata
Plant 2-3 trees to ensure pollination. Grows 25-35’+ tall.
Bouche de Betizac: Seedlings of a French variety known for reliable crops of very large, easy to peel nuts.
Marsol: Seedlings of another French variety known for its vigorous growth, phytophthora resistance, and early ripening nuts. Marsol was originally selected as a great pollinator variety.
CALIFORNIA BAY LAUREL
A fragrant broad leafed evergreen tree with edible nuts. Bay nuts have a dark roasted coffee/cocoa flavor (you must roast them before eating!). Native to CA and OR, but does well on the Olympic Peninsula. Tough and drought tolerant.
Jefferson Seedlings - Cloned Jefferson Hazelnuts are a proven heavy yielding, EFB resistant variety from OSU. As seedlings, Jefferson Hazelnut will be slower to come into bearing than cloned varieties and will have variable nut size, and yield, but due to their superior genetics, they tend to be vastly superior to average seedling hazelnuts. Great for hedgerows, wildlife plantings or for backyard orchardists wanting economical trees.
Can be grown as a shrub or tree! Order at least 2-3 for cross-pollination.