Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Corylus avellana 'York'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA
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The Best Pollinator For Your Hazelnut Trees
The longest pollination season. No matter what type of Hazelnut tree you’re growing, you’ll need another variety to make it produce. Why not go with the tree that has the longest pollination season to make sure you’ll get the best yield. The York Filbert Hazelnut will pollinate your Jefferson, American, Theta or Tonda Di Giffoni Filbert Trees!
And you’ll get perfectly tasty hazelnuts too. Not only will your other Hazelnut trees produce more nuts, but you’ll get a delicious harvest from your York as well. With mid-sized, copper-colored nuts and a bountiful yield, you’ll have plenty of Hazelnuts come harvest season.
Hazelnut trees aren’t just for delicious nuts. The York Filbert tree is perfectly sized, dense and beautiful all year around. From the yellow catkins that turn into red flowers, to the green leaves that boast a golden autumn color, you’ll love the way your Hazelnut tree compliments your garden.
Lots of value for only a little work. The York Hazelnut tree loves to grow without much work from you. Just a little care every now and then will make sure your tree stays healthy and produces plenty of nuts for you and your family and friends to enjoy.
No blight to worry about. Hazelnut trees are notorious for getting blight, but the York Filbert is very resistant to common blights. This means your tree will stay healthy and productive without the worry and maintenance of other varieties.
So many uses for all those mouthwatering hazelnuts. Imagine the enticing smell of roasted hazelnuts filling the air of your home during the cold months of winter and autumn. Fresh hazelnuts can be stored and used all throughout the year in endless recipes, from freshly baked desserts to savory and more adventurous dishes, you’ll never run out of ways to treat yourself with these healthy nuts.
Start planting your hazelnut trees today. Your York Hazelnut tree will add so much to your life for decades to come. Don’t let another year go by without this delightful tree and its delicious nuts. Order yours today.
York Filbert Hazelnut Pollination
York Filbert Hazelnuts 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...
Customer Reviews & Photos
Good looking Hazels, packed well & arrived in good condition. After the first order for 6 checked out good, I made second order for 7 more. They were same great shape as 1st order. Trees arrived a few day after I ordered-great.
Love the thought of the trees
I LOVE the thought of growing our own hazelnuts! Spent the little extra and got the older trees... the mail company damaged one of them. This wasn’t the fault of fast growing trees! The plants were packed properly. However, apparently postal services don’t know the words fragile and “this end up” etc. Anyways, we lost the top 6-8” of one after the box had been obviously inverted and snapped the tree. They (postal) did the same thing with our Sea Buckthorns.......(not sure if that one will survive, but we are tending it). Again, love the thought of having these trees in our yard. 1st year is the hardest and we have NC heat and humidity gearing up for the summer. Thanks FGT god providing such a variety of plants!!
hazlenuts roasting on an open fire
planted as soon as they arrived look very healthy, perked up about a week after planting looks like they like there new home
Planting & Care
The York Filbert Hazelnut (Corylus avellana 'York') is a semi-dwarf, moderate growing hazelnut tree that is prized for its lengthy pollination season and for its ability to cross pollinate all other hazelnut trees (Jefferson, American, Theta or Tonda Di Giffoni Filbert Trees). The York is commonly planted in USDA growing zones 5-8, prefers full to partial sun exposure and will mature to a height of 10-12 feet tall/8-10 feet wide. The tree will also take on a decorative fall foliage color making it appealing to the eyes as well as the appetite. The York is not only low maintenance but is also disease resistant so no worries about the infamous hazelnut blight coming to claim your tree. Come harvest season you will enjoy a plethora of mid-sized, copper colored, delicious nuts. Be sure to pair it with another hazelnut to ensure a bountiful nut harvest!
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.
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.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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