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Wepster Filbert Hazelnut

Original price $36.99 - Original price $39.99
Original price
$36.99 - $39.99
Current price $36.99

Corylus avellana 'Wepster'

Prohibited to Arizona

Wepster is a very productive and flavorful nut, developed for the chocolate and nut industry, that ripens early in the season. It is newly developed by OSU and named for the nut tree pioneering Wepster family.

It blooms early-midseason and McDonald, Wepster and Polly-O are excellent pollinizers. The vigorous, open-shaped, completely blight-resistant tree, is easily maintained at 10' tall, requires little training and is a reliable producer. 

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height:  10'-12'

Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Ripening Time: August - September

Pollination: Needs a Early-Blooming Pollenizer

Read our Hazelnut Growing Guide

Size: 2 Quart Pot


Ask a Question
  • How long until filberts this size grow to become producers?

    Usually within 3-5 years from planting.

  • Would these do well in South Texas? Could I use two+ for pollination with each other?

    Hazlenuts have never been grown successfully in Texas on any scale. Depending on your location and microclimate they may or may not survive. They are not self fertile and need another variety for cross pollination.

  • How far apart would a Wepster and a McDonald need to be planted?

    As close as you like, roughly 16 foot centers, and no more than 80-100 feet apart.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Marika B.
Beautiful strong plants

Hazelnuts bushes arrived looking absolutely healthy, larger than I expected, and are growing wonderfully. Very happy with my purchase. Only wish I had ordered them earlier because Spring is a busy time for shipments, and I had to wait for them several weeks, and missed the early Spring planting time. But over all I give the plants 5 stars.

Hapy "Wepster" hazelnut in PA, zone 6B/7a.

I planted "Wepster" hazelnut from Raintree Nursery in spring 2019. Now it is mature tee of 10 ft tall and produces tasty nuts. Nuts are not large, but there is very little free space between shell and kernel. Therefore, kernels are of comparable size to industrial hazelnuts, just 10-20% smaller. However, the flavor is wonderful. The tree is healthy, I see no signs of blight or any other disease. Wery well crosspollinate with "McDonald" hazelnut.

Galina L.
Webster hazelnut

In general tree came in a fair condition, some of the leaves were yellowish. Planted it right away. It is still getting used to new soil & it was hit by freezing temps.