Category Archives: Hazelnuts

2017 / 18 Hazelnut Trees Available

BIRKEMEIER NURSERY LLC still has some trees available for sale for this planting season. Limited numbers #1 and #2 Bare-root  YAMHILL, JEFFERSON and WEPSTER , YORK and Jefferson pollinizers THETA, ETA AND FELIX. We are sold out of McDonald for this season. … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Breeding Program Video

Last Fall Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher made a video about the Hazelnut Breeding Program.  It was just released.  Short and Sweet and very well done. VIDEO

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What you get with Birkemeier Nursery …

When purchasing trees from Birkemeier Nursery, LLC, you get more than just great filbert trees. We have the advantage of experience from the prospective of a grower, nurseryman and processor. Let me briefly explain. Rich has been active in the … Continue reading

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Orchard Floor Prep

During the month of August, we prepare the Filbert orchard floor for harvesting the hazelnuts.  All season we have been spraying out the weeds and suckers in the tree rows, so they are pretty much clean at this point. We … Continue reading

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New Growers’ Forum

Rich Birkemeier and Ben Mitchell, hosted by Willamette Hazelnut Growers, Inc. conducted our 4th New Grower’s and Planting Forum on Saturday, Sept. 8.  We had over 70 in attendance, many whom indicated they were new to the hazelnut industry. Michael … Continue reading

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British Columbia Filbert Tour

Rich and Nancy had the privilege of attending the British Columbia Hazelnut Tour in Agassi / Chilliwack, B.C. on Aug 23.  Pentti and Deborah Hanninen invited us to bunk at their beautiful home, overlooking a mature Barcelona orchard, in Chilliwack. … Continue reading

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P.S.U. Farmscapes

Today we had the pleasure of hosting a group of Portland State University students from Barbara Brower’s Geography “Farmscapes” class.   Each summer Ms. Brower takes a group of her students on an Agricultural tour of the Willamette Valley.  This … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Farm Visit

This week we had the honor of being on the tour agenda for the OSU “Discovering Willamette Valley Agriculture” course. This class is offered through Oregon State University and is designed for K-12 educators, county commissioners, state legislators, high school … Continue reading

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Skunk Stink On Your Dog!

Skunks don’t play fair! We know all about skunks. This time of year they form a convoy that snakes through the orchard scratching out worms and bugs.  I actually think they are pretty cute: Mamma with all her babies, tails … Continue reading

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Hazelnuts – A NUTritional Food

Nutrition Health Benefits from Hazelnuts Hazelnuts are GOOD for you Nutrition and YOU Fun Facts About Filberts Did you know…..? Recipes Consortium Recipes Roasting and Storage  

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