Badgersett Hazelnut Plant Breeding IDs, $5 per flat
The specific identities of the mother plants of the seedlings you're purchasing are available for a small fee ($5 per flat). Depending on the size of your order, each flat will contain seedlings from 2-4 different mother plants, of the approximately 25 we have available this year.
This can be helpful for efficiently arranging your planting and for citizen-science participatory breeding work. Seedlings of the same mother plant are likely to strongly resemble each other in terms of bush height and shape, and are more likely to have similar nut characteristics and ripen around the same time than a random assortment of different breeding lines. It's also useful to know how different breeding lines perform in the long term at your specific site, and to know the female parent of any exceptionally good individual plants - we recommend it.