The Hazelnut Nurseries orchard of around 1300 trees is situated on the hills near Waiau in North Canterbury. Initial planting began in 1993 and the trees are now well established and producing quality nuts for the New Zealand marketplace.
Visitors are welcome by appointment. The orchard provides the opportunity for new growers to really get a picture of how their own site can look and the chance to discuss their plans as well as pick up valuable tips on the management of a commercially producing grove.
Hazelnut Nurseries specialize in producing hazelnut trees for commercial orchard plantings and have supplied trees and support to many new growers throughout the country over the past 12 years.
With a commitment to the long term success of the hazelnut industry we have been involved at all levels from nursery tree production, planting and contract orchard maintenance in the Canterbury area. As well as nut growing, processing and marketing of the product.
As growers ourselves we can discuss and advise based on our own experiences to help new growers learn and achieve success with a new venture.