Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Corylus avellana ‘Northamptonshire Prolific’

A cultivar of Corylus avellana L. ‘Northamptonshire Prolific’ is described as an ‘oblong nut, middle-sized, with a thick shell, and very early.’ [Hort. Soc. Fruit Cat. Nut no.27/1831].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed only as an Addendum to the 1857 catalogue as Northamptonshire prolific.




Published Apr 25, 2010 - 05:06 PM | Last updated Jul 23, 2011 - 01:53 PM

Family Betulaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown

Common Name

Hazel Nut

Name in the Camden Park Record

Northamptonshire prolific



Confidence level high