Beaked Filbert, Beaked Hazelnut Corylus cornuta

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Botanical Name:

Corylus cornuta

Family:

Betulaceae

Genus:

Corylus

Species:

cornuta

Common Name:

Beaked Filbert, Beaked Hazelnut

Height:
9-12 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

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  • Corylus cornuta

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 180 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Corylus cornuta ( Beaked Hazel ) is a deciduous shrubby hazel found in most of North America , from southern Canada south to Georgia and California . It grows in dry woodlands and forest edges and can reach 4 – 8 m tall with stems 10 – 25 cm thick with smooth gray bark. more...
* The seed can be eaten raw or cooked. Very popular in America, the seed is sweet and well-flavoured with a thin shell. The seed can be dried and ground into a powder which is added to cereals and used in making bread, pies etc. The seed ripens in mid to late autumn and will probably need to be protected from squirrels. When kept in a cool place, and not shelled, the seed should store for at least 12 months. An edible oil is obtained from the seed. more...