Kent Cobnut Trees
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They are available to collect by appointment or delivery. They are bare root and will be without a pot. These trees have been propagated on our own heritage Kent Cobnut trees some of which are 100 years old. This was featured on Marcus Wareing’s tales from the Kitchen garden. These are whips / clones from the heritage mother trees and so should be ideal for producing the Kent Cob variety.
Many garden centres currently sell seedling trees and these usually yield very few cobnuts. These trees are the same trees that we grow on the farm and if properly maintained should produce a good crop of Kent Cobnuts.
They are suitable for planting most places in the UK. Two varieties are deemed preferable for pollination but not essential as common hedge row nut can assist with pollination. We cannot guarantee the size of the trees selected for delivery but every care is taken to select a good tree.
Cobnuts are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. In winter the catkins on the trees brighten up the trees.
We can offer paid for consultation for large field plantings and management. Please email us if you want more than 10 trees.
All trees are different. Their roots, branches, shape vary. So images are only an indication of what the tree will look like.
We advise watering and planting promptly into the ground (if not saturated) or into a large pot for later planting if required. The pot should have room to allow further root growth. The tree will need a healthy watering over the first few days.
If planting make sure that the root ball is level and not at an angle. Water regularly and monitor. Do avoid planting if the ground is totally saturated and wait until drier, perhaps store in a pot during this time. You may need to purchase or make a tree guard ifor protection in the first 4 years.
The aim after this point will be to manage the growth of branches. These should be allowed to form at least 60cm from the ground. As we are now offering 2ft-3ft (61cm-91cm) whips we have begun this for you.
A useful pruning and management guide is available from the Kent Cobnut Association. Click Here