Hazel pollination

Hazel catkins

All hazel varieties are effectively self-sterile so you should always plant at least two different varieties. The following table shows which varieties will pollinate.

Start in the first column and find the variety you wish to plant. Then note the varieties in the subsequent columns which will pollinate it. Pollination is not necessarily 2-way, so repeat the process for each variety you intend to plant.

Remember that most hazels we supply will also be pollinated by wild hazels which you may already have in your area.

Hazels are wind-pollinated and the pollinator should be no more than 50m away.

Table of hazelnut pollination



Variety providing the pollen
Variety you wish to pollinate Butler Corabel Cosford Ennis Gunslebert Gustav's Zeller Hall's Giant Kent Cob Lange Tidling Zeller Tonda di Giffoni
Butler No
Yes
Yes




Corabel
No

Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes
Cosford

No
Yes




Ennis

Yes No





Gunslebert
Yes Yes
No Yes

Yes Yes
Gustav's Zeller
Yes

Yes No


Yes
Hall's Giant
Yes Yes
Yes No No
Yes Yes
Kent Cob

Yes



No

Lange Tidling Zeller
Yes

Yes No

No Yes
Tonda di Giffoni
Yes

Yes Yes

Yes No

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