offer two main varieties of hazelnut trees for mainland Australia.
Being early or mid-season, they have the advantage
of sufficient pollen being available to them.
A well known variety with good flavour. It has moderate pest
and disease resistance and a medium chill requirement. Vigorous
in growth and able to adapt to a range of conditions makes
it ideal for the average situation. The nuts are suitable
for a range of products.
Tonda di Giffoni
This strong growing tree of Italian origin is now grown world
wide with good reason — it has the best pest and disease
resistance and the most consistent nut size. The good nutty
flavour has made it a top nut in confectionery. With less
chilling required, it may also suit areas with milder winters
such as nearer the coast.