Growing American Hazelnut Bushes: A Guide to Cultivating a Delicious and Nutritious Harvest

American hazelnut bushes, also known as American filbert, are a delicious and nutritious addition to any garden. These hardy plants are native to North America and are easy to grow in a variety of climates and soil types.

Growing American Hazelnut

American hazelnut, Corylus americana

One of the best things about growing American hazelnut bushes is that they are very low maintenance. They do not require regular pruning, and once established, they can thrive with minimal care. They are also very resistant to pests and diseases, making them a great choice for those who want to grow their own food without having to spend a lot of time and energy on maintenance.

When growing hazelnut bushes, it’s important to choose the right location. These plants prefer full sun to partial shade, and well-drained soil. They can tolerate a wide range of soil types, but they prefer sandy loam or clay loam soils with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.

American hazelnut bushes can be propagated by either planting bare-root plants in the spring or by taking cuttings in the summer. Bare-root plants should be planted as soon as possible after purchase, while cuttings should be taken from mature plants and planted in a well-drained soil mix.

Once planted, hazelnut bushes should be watered regularly until they are established. They will also benefit from a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

American hazelnut bushes will begin to produce nuts after 3–5 years, and they will continue to produce for up to 20 years. The nuts are ready to harvest in late summer or early fall, and they can be eaten raw or roasted.

American hazelnut bushes are a great choice for anyone looking to add a delicious and nutritious crop to their garden. They are easy to grow, low maintenance and resistant to pests and diseases. With proper care and attention, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of hazelnuts for years to come.

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