Recently introduced by Oregon State University, Sacajawea Filbert Trees bear abundant crops of exceptionally flavorful nuts. Similar to prized Italian varieties in flavor, these large and tasty nuts are great for fresh eating, roasting and baking. While it has performed well in Oregon trials, Sacajawea is somewhat less resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight than our other varieties. Plant Sacajawea with Yamhill for pollination.
Latin Name: Corylus avellana
Site and Soil: Filberts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Yamhill for cross-pollination.
Hardiness: Filbert trees are hardy to minus 25º F. Flowers are hardy to approx. minus 15º 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: Sacajawea is somewhat resistant 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