horticulture

One million hazelnut trees planted on farm in southern NSW to be used in Nutella and Ferrero Rocher

22 November 2018

NSW Country Hour, ABC
22 November 2018

One million hazelnut trees have been planted on a farm in southern New South Wales.

It is hoped the trees will bear 5,000 tonnes of hazelnuts (in shell) by 2020 for use in crowd favourites including Nutella and Ferrero Rocher.

The millionth tree was planted on Wednesday near Narrandera in the Riverina on a property owned by confectionary company Ferrero Australia, which operates under subsidiary Agri Australis to grow the raw material for its products.

The plantings will bolster hazelnut production in Australia significantly, as it is estimated that 170 tonnes are currently grown and industries are reliant on using imported hazelnuts.

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