Hazelnut

Hazelnut 'Kentish Cob'

Hazelnut - Hazelnut  'Kentish Cob'

Common Name: Hazelnut
Genus: Hazelnut
Cultivar: 'Kentish Cob'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Form: Shrub

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Soil: Fertile well-drained preferably chalky soil

  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Flower colour: golden-yellow catkins
  • Other features: large hazel nuts


A tree-like shrub that has elegant golden-yellow catkins in late winter followed by mid-green heart-shaped leaves. The delicious edible nuts that follow will ripen in mid-August. This variety needs a sunny garden for the large hazel nuts to ripen.

  • Garden care: Prune dead diseased and damaged wood in March and apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant. Suckers should be removed from the base of the plant as soon as they appear.