Do I need two different varieties of hazelnut to get fruit? Yes, hazelnuts require at least two different varieties to get nuts. Burpee sells them as a set.
Will I get fruit the first year? No, the first fruit should be in 3 years, with full fruit in 7-10 years.
Do hazelnut trees have nice fall color? Yes, fall foliage is very showy yellow to coppery reds.
How do I keep birds from eating the fruit? Check the trees every day for fallen nuts and rake them up. Use bird netting on the trees to prevent them from eating immature nuts.
How long will hazelnut trees last? If well maintained hazelnut trees can last 30 years.