Where we are
Resources and Useful Links
For a while we've been looking for the definitive
resource on growing hazelnuts in New Zealand, or perhaps
even something on establishing a commerical hazelnut
orchard, but we haven't come across it yet. If you
think you can guide us to this resource, please let
us know - but until then, we have decided to start
putting together some information of our own, to try
and help others in the same situation. Here's a start
on the things we wish we'd
known when we started.
A very, very useful resource is the Walnut
Growers' Manual, produced by the Walnut Industry
Group here in NZ, and maybe sometime in the future
the Hazelnut Growers' Association will pull together
the collected experience of its members and bring
out something similar.
Producer groups and associations
Commercial tree crop organisations
(nurseries and processors)
List of acronyms and abbreviations
Local councils and Government
Books and websites we found useful
Producer groups and industry
Scientific research groups
A privatised Crown Research Institute working
to identify potentially profitable new crops
for New Zealand, and support industry in maximising
the potential of current crops.
||An environmental research organisation "specialising
in sustainable management of land resources optimising
primary production, enhancing biodiversity, increasing
the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving
and restoring the natural assets of our communities".
||"An information centre for New Zealand's
|New Zealand Ecological Restoration
||A non-profit, community-driven organisation
dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences
about native habitat protection, management and
ecological restoration in New Zealand. The website
also offers an extremely useful tool for selecting
appropriate native species for particular regaions,
based on soil and climate conditions.
Nurseries and processors
We do not endorse any of these companies and you
should exercise your own judgement when using their
products or services.
A family-owned hazelnut grower and processor
in Marlborough. Products include roasted hazelnuts
and processed products including oil, paste,
hazelnut flour and dukkah (available by mail
||Nursery specialising in hazelnut trees for commercial
planting. Located just outside Waiau (North Canterbury),
Hazelnut Nurseries also has an orchard of 1400
trees and is involved in processing as well as
contract orchard maintenance.
|Southern Woods Tree Nursery
||A major supplier of all sorts of trees, including
shelter and specimen trees as well as tree crops.
|Quality Tree Company
||Supplier of trees and advice to landscape contractors,
lifestyle block owners, and home gardeners. Specialist
propagators of walnuts, hazlenuts and fruit trees.
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Regional bodies, local
councils, government authorities and regulations
Books and Websites
Handbook of Edible Nuts
|A comprehensive guide to nut trees and their
Information on trace elements and plant
nutrients and the symptoms of undersupply
or oversupply of micronutrients to the
plant (such as magnesium, calcium, boron,