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  • Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree for Sale

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Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree

Corylus avellana 'Jefferson'

$49.95 (20% Off)

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.



Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

September - October

Botanical Name:

Corylus avellana 'Jefferson'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

A Newer Version of the 'Barcelona' Hazelnut Tree

Here's Why it's the Super Hazelnut Tree:

  • Strong tree with large green leaves
  • Excellent producer of large, quality nuts
  • Resists blight and most diseases
  • Incredible hazelnut flavor

The New Breed in Hazelnut

If you enjoy Barcelona Filbert hazelnuts then just wait until you discover the Jefferson Filbert tree. Like a new and improved, super version of the Barcelona, the Jefferson is similar but with greater yields of larger nuts. It's also resistant to many of the problems that commonly plague Barcelona Filberts. That means concerns like blight, canker, and pests are a thing of the past thanks to a tree that was found to have a genetic mutation by the horticulturists at Oregon State University. Aside from its improved production and tolerance, the Jefferson Filbert is a sturdy looking tree with large green leaves that will stand out in your yard or landscape. Its peak height is 12 feet, but it can be maintained as a smaller shrub for easy harvesting.

The Taste is Undeniably Hazelnut Heaven

Few nuts can match the savory taste of a good hazelnut. And when it comes to flavor, the Jefferson Filbert is best in class. The sweet and buttery flavor makes it a favorite to enhance a variety of culinary treats. From roasted hazelnut sauce over pasta, to side dishes like green beans with bacon and hazelnuts, or spiced hazelnut hummus--there's nothing quite like it. For a rich, unbeatable taste that's out of this world, try hazelnut crusted fried brie cheese.

Jefferson (Hazelnut) Trees require a pollinator to produce nuts. For best results, pair with the Theta Filbert (Hazelnut.)

Now that your mouth is watering, isn't it time you ordered a Jefferson Filbert tree for your garden or landscape?

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Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree Pollination

Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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So far, so good
Lots of new growth in 90 degree heat and clay, loamy soil. I pruned off the leaves that came on the tree. After shipping they do not look happy, so prune them. After a few days I saw lots of new growth and it is a happy healthy tree.
August 5, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
too early to tell
I am looking forward to a hazel nut harvest next year. The tree come in good condition and it has a great space on the side of our home where we have planted other nut trees from Fast Growing Trees. Hope it will do well.
July 9, 2018
11 months ago
Hazelnut bush
Nice size, about 4 foot tall and not bare-rooted . Plant looks very healthy too. Good job with the delivery
May 21, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
Planted two Filbert Hazel Nut Trees for my grand daughter, Hazel .... And planted a dwarf banana tree for her twin sister Hannah...
Filbert trees for Grand daughter Hazel
Dwarf Banana tree for grand daughter Hannah
The identical twins love visiting Grandpa’s farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland .
Planted in December 2017goinh to add two more in the fall
Planted in December 2017
Going to plant several more this fall !
May 17, 2018
1 year ago
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For those who don't know, they want to make hazelnuts a sustainable product for our food supply. We so are looking forward to these trees growing in our backyard. They arrived quickly and in beautiful shape.
October 30, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Jefferson Hazelnut Filberts
The trees arrived in buckets and in great shape. The soil was damp, the leaves were green and the trees were healthy. Their trees are bigger then any other nursery we checked out. We will also order the pollinator from Fast Growing Trees. We are very pleased with this company and their customer service.
September 17, 2017
1 year ago
Very nice trees
August 15, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
So far so good. Arrived healthy
June 24, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Good transaction
Trees looked great, so far so good.
June 20, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Came here unharmed by shipping and seems to have taken to where I planted it. I haven't had it long (maybe 3 weeks) but it still looks healthy.
May 9, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree

Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut Tree Planting Diretions

The Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut (Corylus avellana 'Jefferson') is a cold hardy, resilient semi-dwarf hazelnut variety commonly planted in USDA growing zones 5-8. They are known for their strength and ability to produce very large, flavorful hazelnuts as well as their large green leaves. The Jefferson has been compared to the Barcelona but is known to produce a much larger yield of the nuts upon harvest time and have a much more enriched hazelnut flavor. The Jefferson is a full to partial sun lover that will mature to a height of 10-12 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide making it good for areas that aren’t very large. They are drought resistant, fast growing and will produce in the fall season but be sure to pair it with a pollinator such as the Theta Filbert to ensure you get your tasty hazelnuts!

Seasonal information: Hazelnut trees are tough trees that can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.

Location: When deciding where to plant your Hazelnut trees look for an area that receives full sunlight, because this is where hazelnuts will grow best. These nutty trees can tolerate partial shade, and you’ll still receive an abundant harvest year after year if your tree gets at least six hours of sunlight a day. Avoid planting your tree in areas of your yard that are prone to flooding or that collects standing water or large puddles for extended periods of time.

Planting Instructions:
1) Once you have the perfect location scouted out, dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball, and three times as wide.
2) Next, take a shovel or pitchfork and scrape around the sides of the hole to loosen the dirt up. Remove any debris like grass, dirt clumps, or rocks from the hole, and place your tree in it.
3) Make sure that your tree is straight and that the root collar is level with the surrounding ground.
4) Slowly back fill your hole and gently tamp the soil down as you go to eliminate air pockets.
5) Once the planting process is complete give your tree a long slow drink of water and then mulch the area to deter competing growth and to preserve soil moisture.

Watering: Keep the soil for your hazelnut tree moist, not over saturated. Feel your soil every few days, once it feels like it’s close to drying out give your tree a slow drink of water by holding a hose to its base and counting to 30 seconds.

Fertilizer: Hazelnut trees don’t require fertilizer often. We suggest waiting two to three years before fertilizing them. To give your tree a boost for healthy growth in the summer feed it some well-balanced organic fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 in the late winter or early spring.

Pollination: Hazelnut trees are not self-pollinating. They will need to cross pollinate with another variety in order to produce nuts. The Jefferson Filbert Hazelnut and the Theta Filbert Hazelnut make excellent pollination partners for each other.

Pruning: The best time to prune is in the late winter or early spring when your tree is still dormant. Be sure to remove any dead, damaged, or broken branches. Look for any crisscrossing or rubbing branches, prune them before they break on their own. When thinning your tree out to allow more air flow and sunlight to the center of your tree be sure to plan ahead and look at your tree to decide what to prune before starting, this will ensure that you don’t over prune your tree. Look for branches sticking straight upwards, these are non-fruit bearing branches that can easily be removed. Before pruning make sure that you have a sharp and sterile pair of hand pruners or loppers.

Weed Control: Weeds will compete with young trees for nutrients, so if you see any within 2 to 3 feet of the base of your tree it would be best to remove them. Remove them by taking a firm grasp on them and then pull them upwards out of the ground in a twisting motion. By spreading a layer of mulch around your tree that’s 2 to 3 inches thick it will prevent weeds from growing, and help the soil retain moisture.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Great producer, polinator and size.
JOHN A on Dec 24, 2018
I needed a good polinator and the description showed it to be an excellent choice
FunEFarmer on Oct 10, 2017
Great producer, polinator and size.
JOHN A on Dec 24, 2018
Cross pollinator for my pecan tree.
Carole B on Oct 15, 2017
I needed a good polinator and the description showed it to be an excellent choice
FunEFarmer on Oct 10, 2017
Richard M on May 24, 2017
I wanted to include more edible and varied plants on my property.
Shirley P on May 22, 2017
My favorite nut growing up. Grandfather had numerous hazelnut trees
Lysiane P on May 19, 2017
i need another hazelnut to pollinate a trazel hazelnut
andrew s on Apr 3, 2017
We love hazelnuts!
Deepti Y on Mar 17, 2017
It is a green tree. The size and shape work well for the area I want to put it. Also thought it would be nice to have a nut tree growing.
Clarence H on Jul 2, 2016
GEORGE A on Apr 5, 2016
Want to start growing for wildlife and personal use.
Jimmy J on Apr 2, 2016
Pollinator for the Tonda Di Giffoni
Brian B on Mar 29, 2016
Disease resistance recommendations from OSU
Thomas D on Mar 25, 2016
Dwarf size. Needed a pollinator.
IowaGrower on Mar 14, 2016
A very drought tolerant variety of the wonderfully delicious hazelnut tree! Score!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
Cross pollinator for my pecan tree.
Carole B on Oct 15, 2017
Richard M on May 24, 2017
Do I need more than one of these threes?
Ericka on Jan 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, You would need the Theta Filbert Hazelnut for pollination.
what is the other hazelnut trees you can plant that will be best for the Jefferson filbert?
BarryLover on Dec 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Theta Filbert Hazlenut
is this every green shrub?
Jenny on Jan 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they are NOT evergreen. This is a deciduous tree, losing it's leaves every year.
When should I plant?
Nan H on Jul 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on where you live. In general it is best to plant trees and shrubs in the early fall. The idea is to give them as much time as possible to get established before they have to face climatic changes of cold, heat, or drought.
How long does it take for them to produce nuts?
Francine R on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Usually about 3 years to first harvest. Nuts are usually produced on old wood, so first year planted requires year to begin establishing root system. Second year starts to increase new growth for following years nut bering wood. After that each year increases both growth and new bearing branches.Other fruit and nut trees require much longer time to come into production. Some standard trees need 7 or more years.
Are you shipping to CA, there are restrictions as far as I know?
Yvonne D on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes at this time we are able to ship Hazelnuts in California.
Hello, I would like to know if buying more than one of this same tree would suffice for pollination requirements OR must it be a different type of hazelnut/filbert tree?
Annabelle R on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From my research, it seems like the more varieties you have the higher likelihood of pollination. You do need at least 2 different varieties, and they also need to pollinate each other at roughly the same time, so use the guidelines for best pollinators.
Is American a polinator for Jefferson?
JOHN A on Dec 24, 2018

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