His problem is that they are all the same kind, Grand Traverse and hazelnuts are not self pollinating.
He knew this and, at one time, had several varieties of hazelnuts in his orchard. And then the Eastern Filbert Blight wiped out all the other trees.
He gets very, very light crops of nuts. Larry may not know it, but I am about to give him a gift.
|This bush is about 36 inches tall.|
|Same photo but with the bunches of catkins circled.|
|One of the healthier bunches of catkins. I count twelve on this branch.|
|These hazelnuts are ready for winter. They are dropping their leaves and fully dormant.|
Grand Traverse is a cross with Turkish Tree Hazel and European Hazel in it bloodlines.