The exciting new hybrids listed below make hazelnut production possible in much colder regions. They are the result of crossing European hazels (Corylus heterophylla) with native Quebec trees (Corylus americana). At present the jury is still out whether Andrew and Aldara will pollinate each other. So just to be safe we recommend planting with seedling hazelnuts as pollenizers.
Northern Blais has the same parentage as Andrew (with the name alluding to the Quebecois part of it's heritage) and has similar nut quality and blight resistance. In recent Hazelnut yield comparison trials in Minnesota, Northern Blais ended up top of the heap. It appears to be a good pollination companion for Andrew as well as the seedling selections.
POLLINATE WITH ANDREW | ZONE 3 | HARVEST: LATE AUG