Casina Filbert Hazelnut

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A heavy producer! Grow heart-healthy nuts high in monounsaturated fat. This productive tree bears crops of round, thin-shelled nuts with 50% more meat than other varieties. Matures to be 15–18' tall, 12–16' wide. Ripens in August, before Barcelona. Best pollinator: Barcelona or another variety of Filbert Hazelnut.

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Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Rich
Texture Fine
Years to Bear 6 - 8
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 18' tall x 12 - 16' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 16' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow filbert hazelnut trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Supposed to grow in Nebraska
Gregory on Mar 30, 2021
Needed 2 Filbert hazelnuts to pollinate
Catherine C on Feb 15, 2021
Supposed to grow in Nebraska
Gregory on Mar 30, 2021
WILLIAM G on Feb 22, 2021
Needed 2 Filbert hazelnuts to pollinate
Catherine C on Feb 15, 2021
Pollinator for other filbert hazelnut trees
Terry M on Jan 25, 2021
I planned 3 trees before but only one lived
WILLIAM T on Jan 17, 2021
Goes well with Lewis
Elaine T on Jan 9, 2021
I love hazelnuts. I needed a pollinator for the other hazelnut I purchased. This one got high marks so I thought I'd try it.
Betty M on Jan 4, 2021
Looked good
Brian S on Mar 16, 2020
I have 2 Louis filberts planted last fall, but the Casina were out of stock at that time. Need a pollinator to get production.
Connie W on Mar 12, 2020
I have some hazelnuts growing that are hybrids and I wanted to try another bigger variety, and it will pollenate with the Barcelona.
Barbara T on Jan 31, 2020
Abbas K on Jan 18, 2020
Robert M on Jan 4, 2020
Like the description
Abbas K on Dec 6, 2019
I love the nut and they should work in my zone.
Shannon J on Jan 1, 2018
I have a Barcelona Filbert Tree & needed a pollinator for it. I also heard your company is one of the best to order from.
V I on May 2, 2016
WILLIAM G on Feb 22, 2021
Pollinator for other filbert hazelnut trees
Terry M on Jan 25, 2021
Are these trees resistant to the Eastern Filbert Blight?
Mary C on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Casina is unfortunately not a variety that shows resistance to EFB. Sorry to disappoint.
What is the best soil for Filberts? Soil here is clay loam, somewhat rocky and very little organic matter. Should I do anything to improve that as in--adding compost, for example?
YankeeMaid on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Filberts (or hazelnuts) prefer a reasonably fertile soil with good soil moisture, but adequate drainage. Your soil has a number of issues and will definitely need some amending if you want your tree to grow and produce well. Compost is always a good addition, as is well-rotted manure or coco-fiber (you can read about that here:

It improves all types of soil, especially heavy clay, and will give your tree the drainage it needs.
Which variety produces the largest hazel nuts?
23bob on Feb 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Casina and the Royal Filbert produce the largest size nuts out of the varieties we offer.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Can this tree be trained as a shrub?
Elizabeth W on Mar 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Usually Filbert Hazelnuts are shrubs. My trees seem to have remained short, so they aren't like typical pecan or walnut trees. Hope that helps.
In my youth we has a filbert and a hazelnut. They are quite different. The filbert is longer and lighter in color. The hazel nut has a flavor I do not like. I am looking for a true filbert tree. I am wondering how reliable you are if you do not recognize the difference between these two nuts?
Eileen S on Sep 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A filbert is a species of hazelnut, so all filberts are hazelnuts, but not all hazelnuts are filberts. Species which include "filbert" in the name will produce what you might recognize as the filberts of your youth.
which hazelnut is good pollinator for americaus corylus ?
David M on Apr 27, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Hi David, The American Hazelnut, Corylus americana, needs another American hazelnut for proper pollination.
From reading the description, it sounds like I need at least one other variety of hazelnut to plant with this for pollination?
Suzanne B on Apr 24, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Plant with a Barcelona or another variety of Filbert Hazelnut for proper pollination.
I like hazelnut and when I was yoiung they grew on our property so I would likw the same kind?
paul n on Mar 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately my Filbert Hazelnut trees didn't survive through the year that I
planted them. Better luck to you.

Customer Reviews

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Doing suprisingly well!
While my Southern VT Climate is marginal for this variety, I have had good luck with the Casina variety from previous years, so am looking forward to the same with the additional Casina's I received this year. I would definitely recommend some attention to detail on this variety in terms of sun burn protection measures for the first year (at least).
May 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
Casina Filbert
It came as a nice looking tree, well packaged, nice size and lots of root tissue. After planting it pushed out new growth but after about 6-8 weeks the new tissue collapsed. I kept it overwinter to see if it would through a shoot up from the roots -- nothing. the other filbert it purchased at the same time (Barcelona) is doing wonderfully. I am unsure what went wrong. the Casina is a seedling tree. the Barcelona is a grafted tree. The rootstock of the Barcelona might be more suitable for my environment?
May 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Filbert Hazelnut Trees
Last year I ordered (2) Hazelnut trees. One didn't survive. I called to report this, but since I didn't keep the ID tags on the trees when I planted them, I didn't know which one died.(duh) But the Lady I spoke with was so nice and polite she suggested I re-order both but I would only be charged for one thanks to their replacement guarantee.
Both new trees are doing Great!.
Stark Brothers is a Reliable Trusted Company!

First time Buyer/ Future Repeat Buyer :)
C.K. North Canton, Ohio
May 11, 2018
over 4 years ago
Casina Filbert Hazelnut
Tree arrived healthy. I planted it and it is thriving. It is as if it did not go though any transplant shock at all. I want to buy more varieties from Stark Bros.
May 20, 2016
over 6 years ago
Grows great in WV Potomac Highlands
We grow fruit and nut trees here to produce RADA Brand Appalachian Spirits. The Casina Filbert thrives well here and we'll use the nuts for "Filbertino"
May 22, 2016
over 6 years ago
well pleased
The Hazelnut trees ( Casina Filbert and Fingerlakes Super-hardy Filbert) that I ordered and received from Stark Bros's are growing and doing very well here in western North Carolina.
May 13, 2018
over 4 years ago
1 year assessment
I bought 4 different filbert trees. At this point I don't know which ones are which. All are vigorous and healthy. Even set catkins the first year. I am a firm believer in buying grafted stock.
May 12, 2016
over 6 years ago
Casina Filbert
In for 1 full year now. Beautiful little Tree. Straight trunk, well-leafed.
May 13, 2017
over 5 years ago
Has grown several inches; still too young to judge nuts
Tree has grown several inches; still too young to judge nuts from it.
May 25, 2016
over 6 years ago
Bought last spring. Made it thru a tough winter and look great this spring. I’m very pleased
May 6, 2019
over 3 years ago