Corylus avellana Tonda Gentile delle Langhe

Delicate Round Hazelnut of Langhe

This hazel bush is widely planted, as the nuts are so delicious; Corylus avellana Tonda Gentile delle Langhe is a fast-growing, suckering, deciduous shrub or small tree, giving a high annual yield of early, high-quality hazelnuts with a refined taste and a thin (but hard) shell.  The large, heart-shaped  leaves with obvious veins are green, turning a lovely shade of yellow in autumn. Yellow male catkins appear as early as January; you might not notice the female flowers, which come out slightly later, but this hazelnut needs cross-pollination, so plant compatible partners nearby. Plant hazels in a square, not a row, so they can benefit from wind-pollination whatever the direction of the wind. Plant in October or November, so it can get its roots down before heavy frosts. This is an early hazelnut; pick when the shells are hard and brown, but before they fall, or the squirrels get them. Make sure they are thoroughly dry before storing.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any light, moist but well drained, or well-drained alkaline to neutral soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Pick: From end of August through to the end of September
Keep: Dry thoroughly, then they will keep until New Year in a tin
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Pollination: Needs a pollination partner, like Cosford or Hall’s Giant
Uses: Eating fresh, ground into flour, pressed for oil, or made into hazelnut butter
Type | Size: Pot | 3L
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

In stock and ready for shipping
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You