Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut
Welcome a new and improved version of the "Barcelona" Hazelnut. The Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut has a bigger yield, produces larger nuts and is much hardier against disease. This strong tree produces sweet, buttery hazelnuts during late summer to mid fall. Use them in a variety of recipes or enjoy them straight off the tree. Just don't forget your nutcracker.
Hazelnuts have tasty flesh inside their almost painted-looking outer shell. The marble-like nut adds the perfect flavor to a variety of dishes, including sauces, hummus, cheese and side dishes like salads. They also make the perfect stocking stuffer, and kids will feel like they're in the Nutcracker when they crack open these magical nuts by the fire.
The strong Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut tree is resistant to most diseases. While other hazelnut trees can be susceptible to blight, canker and pests, this tree has a genetic mutation that makes it more immune to these pesky problems. The tree also has a very good drought tolerance, and its large green leaves can make your yard look festive and full of life.
Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut trees grow to heights of ten to 12 feet and widths of eight to ten feet. They are thus a great shade tree, but they can also be cut back to be a small shrub. This increases their versatility in terms of your desired look and location. These trees prefer full sun, and they grow best in zones 5 through 8. In ideal locations and growing zones, the trees are large producers of quality nuts that you can enjoy year round.
To get a yield from this tree, you'll need to pair it with a pollinator. A good choice is the Theta Filbert. Both of these trees have large yields, are hardy against disease and have a good drought tolerance.
When your Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut arrives at your doorstep, it will be pruned back in order for it to grow strong roots right away. Other nurseries may send you trees already in their prime, but we prep ours to grow well once they have been planted. This means that your tree will be healthier and stronger and will produce nuts sooner than others.
Introduce your family to the amazingly delicious Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut. The smooth flavor will entice even picky eaters, and the health benefits make this nut the perfect choice to add to your diet.