Gunslebert hazel trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

If you are new to growing hazels then Gunslebert is a good starting point.

Gunslebert is a relatively new hazel nut variety which produces substantially heavier crops and larger nuts than the traditional English varieties. It is also precocious and comes into bearing within a couple of years of planting.

Gunslebert hazel trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Gunslebert


  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?


  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking


  • Fruit colour: Brown
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Gunslebert

Gunslebert is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Gunslebert hazel trees

Gunslebert is of low to medium vigour. It is partially self-fertile and can be pollinated by other varieties including the Common Hazel which is widespread in UK hedgerows.

Gunslebert produces plenty of catkins and is a good pollinator for other hazel varieties, including Butler, Hall's Giant, and Lange Tidling Zeller.

See our hazelnut pollination matrix.

More information on how to grow hazelnut trees.

Historical details

From Germany.

Botanical name

Corylus avellana 'Gunslebert'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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