50 years of experience, the story of a pioneer
It has existed since 1970 and was founded by M Beylard, an agricultural engineer. It allows farmers to select hazelnut plants from among the best species, in the best growing conditions.
With an area of 15 hectares, the annual production is between more or less 100,000 trees depending on demand. The layering of the mother strains makes it possible to regulate production according to demand.
With a layman eye, hazelnuts look alike. However, several varieties are produced and marketed in France. They benefit from different tastes, looks and uses. For example: La fertile de Coutard, which is a French exclusive, will offer a more flattened coat than Ennis, whose coat is larger and streaked. As for the Butler, it will be distinguished by its more fragrant notes in the mouth.
Our nursery varieties
Nulled varieties such as Corabel, Ennis, Fériale;
Mixed varieties: Tonda di Giffoni, Fertile de Coutard
Special chocolate varieties: Pauetet, Segorbe, Lewis
Our pollinating varieties to perpetuate your yields: Butller, Merveille de Bollwiller, Jemtegaard, Ferwiller.
This is done using the layering technique which begins between May 15 and June 15. Suckers are stripped to half of their height and staples are attached to their base. Covered with compost, then with terren, these will force suckers to develop their roots in the underground part. During September, the plants are labeled by variety and by certification. It is generally in mid-November that our stumps are plowed and dug up in order to facilitate uprooting for gauging. The plants then measure approximately 1.50m.