Cobnut - Corylus avellana Segorbe

Cobnut Segorbe

A French cultivar of common hazel, Corylus avellana Segorbe is a large, very vigorous, deciduous hazelnut-tree, with a rounded habit. The nuts are round, small to average size with brown shells, are fragrant and have an excellent flavour. The large, slightly serrated leaves are mid-green, turning yellow in autumn. In February and March, yellow male catkins and tiny red female flowers appear, and can be vulnerable to frosts. The nuts can be picked from early September. Fruits better with a pollination partner, such as Gunslebert or Fertile de Coutard.

Site: Sheltered, warm, sunny site
Soil: Fertile, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil; does well on heavy clay
Position: Full sun in the afternoon
Pick: Beginning of September
Keep: Nuts keep until New Year
Hardiness: Fully hardy, but flowers may need frost protection
Pollination: Partially self-fertile, but fruits better with a pollination partner
Uses: Eating, roasted, oil, and hazelnut flour

Learn more about how to choose and grow hazelnuts and other nuts in our advice section and on our resources page.

Photo by Far Closer, cropped, and licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Type | Size: Pot | 1.5L
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