How old is a hazelnut tree before it bears fruit?

I planted about 30 hazelnut saplings 3 years ago against a very high south facing wall, can anyone tell me at what age they normally bear fruit?. They were 3 years old when I planted them.
16:44 Sun 09th Jan 2011
 
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Quote (from the Royal Horticultural Society's website);
"Cobnuts and filberts should start to produce nuts after three or four years".

Source (which you might find useful for the advice which it contains):
http://apps.rhs.org.u.../Profile.aspx?pid=602

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