Jefferson Hazelnut Tree
Jefferson Hazelnut Tree is one of the latest selections from Oregon State University, this disease-resistant variety bears abundant crops of very large, delicious nuts. It’s high productivity is making Jefferson very popular with commercial growers. Plant Jefferson with Theta or Eta for cross-pollination.
Jefferson Hazelnut Tree is a compact and attractive nut trees that is ideal for your yard and landscape. Actively growing virtually all year, Filberts feature striking, long, yellow, male catkins that form in late fall and delicious and nutritious nuts that are ready to harvest in September. We love roasting filberts as a topping for ice cream, in cereal, and for baking.
Latin Name: Corylus avellana
Site and Soil: Filberts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Eta or Theta for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Filbert trees are hardy to minus 25° F. Flowers are hardy to approx. minus 15° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Winter and spring
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Jefferson is immune to Eastern Filbert Blight. Filbert worm can damage nuts of all Filbert varieties.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-7
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43