About Badgersett seedlings
Young plants grown from Badgersett's hazelnut hybrid swarm in southern Minnesota, bred since 1978 for good nut production. The swarm is a mix of wild American hazelnuts (C. americana) from Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Wisconsin; heritage European hazelnut (C. avellana) cultivars from the Mediterranean and Central Europe; and a wild beaked hazelnut (C. cornuta) from Peace River, Alberta; plus any wild pollen that managed to float into the various breeding plots in the last century.
About Hazelnut, Badgersett Hybrids
A rounded shrub with half-inch edible nuts, two to four in a cluster. Excellent for wildlife. Bred since 1978 for good nut production. Resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight. Two plants needed, 4–10' apart, to get nuts.