Young hazelnut trees planted near Sherwood, Ore., are an example of the industry's continued growth.
By Eric Mortenson
Anecdotal evidence indicates Oregon hazelnut growers are adding about 3,000 acres a year.
Hazelnut trees take three to four years to begin producing nuts in earnest, but Polly Owen, executive director of the Oregon Hazelnut Commission, said a ready market will be waiting.
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