NITKA© Hazel Layer(cultivar) - Spring Dormant - The best hazelnut for cold hardy regions of North America. Limit 3 trees per household.

Regular price $26.00 Sale

NITKA© is our trademarked name for what we believe will be the most planted tree on the colder regions on the East Coast! NITKA is a medium sized nut. NITKA is extremely hardy in USDA zone 4a, without any winter catkin or bud die back noted after 25+ years in leaf.  NITKA has shown no signs of Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) to date and therefore is very resistant if not immune. Very thin shell for a high kernel to shell ration of 52 to 55%. We doubt you can find a better tree.

NITKA has S-alleles 5, 17 making it a universal pollen donor for all known cultivars that will grow with the needed blight resistance for the east half of North America. Also, it will receive pollen form any cultivars for our region as well!

We will be donating $1.50 towards The New York Tree Crops Alliance Cooperative for every tree sold! Help us make the native range of hazelnuts the leading production region for North America.

Read about the Horticultural Characteristics Here.  Please read our blog page to learn more about seedlings and our cultivars that we sell.

We typically ship late-April to late-May weather dependent, dormant and bare root.   We cannot ship to the west coast states, or where quarantines exist.

We will be shipping to Canada this year.