Hazelnut 'Hall's Giant'
A popular nut tree for home gardeners because of their size and versatility. Flowering in winter, they add interest to the garden when many other trees are dormant. More than one tree is required for pollination and all Diggers Hazelnuts are selected to cross pollinate in your garden. Low chill varieties, they still need a minimum of around 1000 hours chill to successfully set nuts. Trees start to set a small crop in around 4-5 years, with maximum production in around 7-8 years.
Suitable for growing in hedgerows, as specimen trees or in garden beds where space allows, these large shrubs are highly productive once established. Plant in a free-draining, enriched soil. Plant in raised beds if soil is wet as hazelnuts dislike waterlogging. Improve pH to 6. Hazelnuts prefer an area with long, cool winters as the need around 1000-1200 hours of chilling to set nuts, however they make a lovely tree regardless. Prune to control growth. Frost tolerant.