NITKA Hazel Layer(cultivar) - The best Hazelnut for cold hardy regions of North America. Limited availability this spring.
NITKAis our trademarked name for what we believe will be the most planted tree on the East Coast! NITKA is a medium sized nut. NITKA is extremely hardy in USDA zone 4a, without any catkin or bud die back noted after 15+ 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.