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Horse Chestnut vs Frank Hazelnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Corylus avellana Frank

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NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2022)

Horse Chestnut
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Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

The Frank Hazelnut produces nuts that are medium size and ripen mid August. This is one of the best eating hazelnuts for cold climates. It is a medium size deciduous tree from Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a productive tree that has been tested as both a pollinizer and a main crop cultivar for colder climates. The Frank Hazelnut is one of the cold hardiest hazelnut trees on the market and known to be resistant to eastern filbert blight.

Not all hazelnuts pollinate with each other so it is important to pick the correct pollination pairs. Two compatible varieties of hazelnut are required to produce nuts. Nuts will only be produced once maturity is reached, around 2-3 years.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

FRANK HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Hybrid: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fruit size: medium, round
Harvest: mid august
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.