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Kentish Cob hazel trees

Corylus maxima
The traditional English cob-nut, still grown commercially in Kent.

Kentish Cob hazel trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 7L pot-grown tree £47.50
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Bare-root

  • BR12-year bare-root tree£35.50
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Kentish Cob is the traditional English cob-nut, still grown commercially in parts of Kent. This variety is well-suited to the climate of south-east England, and produces medium-large nuts with a well-regarded flavour.

How to grow

Kentish Cob trees are a bit smaller than some of the modern European varieties.

Be sure to to thin the nuts in the spring, as this variety can become biennial if allowed to over-crop.

Advice on pollination of hazel trees.

History

Kentish Cob is also known as Longue d'Espagne. It belongs to the species Corylus maxima and is therefore a "filbert".

Kentish Cob characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking monthSeptember
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Fruit sizeAverage