Tonda Di Giffoni Hazelnut Tree is one of the most prized Italian cultivars due to its delectable, round kernels that are very easy to process. These cold-hardy plants can be pruned into a tree form or managed as a giant bush per the gardener’s choice. An early flowering variety, Tonda di Gifoni produces crops in late August-early September in our region.
Latin Name: Corylus avellana
Site and Soil: Filberts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Jefferson or Eta for cross-pollination.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: Winter and spring
Ripening Time: Late August- Early September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Tonda di Giffoni is highly resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight.
USDA Zone: 4-8