Wepster Hazelnut Tree was first developed to supply the chocolate and baking industry with the ideal kernel size ranging from 11-13 millimeters and kernel weighing 47% of total weight. The tree is highly resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight and its natural growth habit requires little training making it the perfect orchard companion.
Latin Name: Corylus avellana
Site and Soil: Filberts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Plant with Jefferson, Eta and 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: Wepster Hazelnut Tree is highly resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight. Filbert worm can damage nuts of all Filbert varieties.
USDA Zone: 5