Hazelnut production


The potential for hazelnut production in Australia to date has been largely underestimated.

Australia imports over 2000 tonnes annually, worth more than $12 million in 2006, so there is a ready market for Australian growers. (The majority of this is shelled hazelnut kernels.)

About 1000 ha of mature orchard would be required to produce 2000 tonnes of in-shell hazelnuts annually but in NSW the area currently planted to hazelnuts is low.

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

  • Choice of site
  • Varieties
  • Planting distances
  • Pollination
  • Nutrition
  • Pruning
  • Propagation
  • Pest and disease management
  • Harvesting
  • Marketing


Primefact 765 First Edition

Published: Sep 2008