Fingerlakes Super-Hardy Filbert Hazelnut

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Early-bearing and productive. Train as a shapely single-trunked tree or leave the natural multiple trunks for an attractive shrub form. Resists pests like aphids and mites and also resists common diseases. Nuts are large with a fine texture and excellent flavor. Cold hardy. Matures to be 15–25’ tall, 18–25’ wide. Ripens in late August. Seedling. For proper pollination, plant two or more seedlings or another variety of Filbert Hazelnut.

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Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Full Flavored
Texture Fine
Years to Bear 6 - 8
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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.


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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
It is "hardy" and I like the nuts.
ROY B on Mar 16, 2017
We love hazelnuts and want to grow our own.
Bruce M on Jan 16, 2017
It is "hardy" and I like the nuts.
ROY B on Mar 16, 2017
For squirrels and turkeys to have some nuts to eat in my yard.
Jay B on Feb 16, 2017
We love hazelnuts and want to grow our own.
Bruce M on Jan 16, 2017
Hazelnuts are my favorite. The local squirrels and I like the idea of having Hazelnuts growing around the house.
william k on Jan 10, 2017
in a few years, i will have a beautiful hazelnut tree that will help attract and feed birds. this will also help pollinate the Barcelona hazelnut tree that i bought.
Heather C on Jun 17, 2016
They will serve for both food and privacy; and they are hardy.
Eileen G on Jun 9, 2016
We love Hazelnuts and they grow well here
Albert A on May 17, 2016
My daughter's favorite nut.
CAROLYN H on Apr 15, 2016
More cold hardy.
GEC853 on Apr 5, 2016
Always wanted hazelnuts at the house.
Susan C on Mar 15, 2016
I lost a hazelnut last year and need to replace it. I liked this one because it mentioned being cold-hardy, and I'm in Washington State on the north coast of the Olympic peninsula.
Allen C on Feb 25, 2016
For squirrels and turkeys to have some nuts to eat in my yard.
Jay B on Feb 16, 2017
Hazelnuts are my favorite. The local squirrels and I like the idea of having Hazelnuts growing around the house.
william k on Jan 10, 2017
Hi, is the fingerlakes filbert resistant to filbert blight?
patch on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Fingerlakes is not considered to be resistant to eastern filbert blight. The trees are not the most susceptible to the disease, and they may produce for a time while infected, but they can still get it. If this disease is an issue in your area, you might try contacting your local Extension experts for advice on other varieties that might be known to do well for you there.
Red female flower threads are starting to show - April 9th in NY. Male catkins on adjacent bush appear closed. When would I expect pollination to occur in my area Adirondack foothills, central NY). Can I hand-pollinate? Ive been waiting 6 years to get nuts. Thanks.
CentralNY on Apr 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It can take 6-8 years for this tree to bear. Is that "adjacent bush" to which you refer also a Fingerlakes or another variety? If it's a different variety, their bloom times may not sufficiently overlap.
I have American and Beaked Hazelnut trees. Will the Fingerlake pollinate with either of these?
David C on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should. All three of these hazelnut varieties are early bloomers (March).
Can these plants be planted near wild eastern hazelnut that I have planted in my yard?
Christine S on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We planted these five years ago near our creek that has wild hazelnuts growing in it. We had our first crop Of filberts this year with no problems.
The location I have for Finger Lake Filbert is partially shaded and limited in size. Will this variety produce nuts in this location and if I use the bush style pruning can it be height limited?
Michael on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: How many hours of sunlight, 4 to 5 is OK, but production may be limited. Bush form is a great way to go you can limit height, but keep it an open bush so as much light as possible can get to the interior especially in your planting location
Are these trees or the nuts harmful to deer or wildlife?
Landi F on Jun 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These trees are a food source...wildlife may be harmful to the trees, but not the other way around.

Customer Reviews

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Hazelnuts aplenty!!
The hazelnuts have grown amazingly and we got our first significant crop this past fall. Probably 5 pounds on nuts off of each tree/bush. We grew them as a bush.
The nuts are a bit small, but the flavor is fantastic.
The other thing that is nice, so far the deer and squirrels have not decided they are edible.
The hardest thing is to determine when to harvest. The nuts are mature before the shucks dry up, but it is quite a bit of work to open the green shucks. Perhaps someone has some guidance!!??
December 1, 2016
over 5 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to hear the trees are doing well. I am including the link from our online Growing Guide that goes over harvesting filbert hazelnuts:
December 1, 2016
Brenda H Staff
Look Good!
The filbert trees I ordered this year arrived well packed and look good. I have several of this variety from previous years and they are doing well in VT climate, so hoping for same result.
May 16, 2016
over 5 years ago
stout little tree
I've tried a few different hazel nuts and they didn't fair too well. this one has made it thru two winters now, had no problem with zero degrees or over 100. we had 10 consecutive days over 90 which was getting to it, so I put shelter cloth over it to shade it, and it came out fine. it had it's cat cans last fall and bloomed this spring, so hopefully well on it's way to be a producer. I'd recommend
May 10, 2018
over 4 years ago
Super hazelnuts!
These arrived as bare twigs, as they all do. It is now 12 months later, and they are growing like crazy! I have planted ones from the Arbor Day society in the past and had to wait a solid 8 years for them to be shrubby and begin producing. These are filling out with gusto. Wow! What a difference.
April 27, 2018
Good tree
Happy with this tree, it’s growing well, can’t wait for it to get nuts on it.
May 8, 2018
over 5 years ago
Hard to keep happy in the alkalyn soil south of Austin, TX.
I have planted 3-5 through out the past couple of years and only have one still alive. I haven't given them a ton of attention, but enough to where they should have at least survived. The one that did survive is currently doing great, but the summer sun is pretty hard on them so we'll see how she is doing in September.
May 17, 2016
over 6 years ago
Never grew
We have had good luck with our trees from Stark Bros in the past. Not so with the 2 hazelnuts we ordered. One put out about two leaves total and the other never did anything. Completely dead.
May 31, 2017
over 5 years ago
Not hardy in TN
Didn't make it through the first summer. Larger transplants might have a better chance.
May 13, 2017
over 5 years ago
Looking great
I planted these last year along with several other trees, they have done very well. I am looking forward to them bearing nuts!
May 19, 2017
over 5 years ago
Arrived on time in perfect condition. Fourteen months later, all 3 trees are doing fine.
May 21, 2017
over 4 years ago