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McDonald Filbert Hazelnut

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Original price $36.99 - Original price $39.99
Original price
$36.99 - $39.99
Current price $39.99
SKU K047

Corylus avellana 'McDonald'


McDonald is a heavy producer of delicious kernals with a very high nut meat-to-shell ratio. This new, highly blight-resistant selection from Oregon State U. blooms for longer than any other variety and ripens early in the season.

McDonald is an upright, open-form filbert bush/tree that can be maintained at 10' tall. Wepster, as well as York, Polly-O, and Yamhill, are excellent pollinizers for this popular variety.

USDA Zone: 5-8

Grow Height:  10' 

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: August - September

Pollination: Needs an Early-Blooming Pollinizer

Read our Hazelnut Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • I have a native hazelnut growing in my yard (Western WA) that doesn’t bear. Would this tree be a good pollinizer for a native tree?

    Your local native hazelnut is self-fertile and usually cross pollinates with another beaked hazel. McDonald has a different parentage.

  • Hello, once planted, how long will it take to harvest on your walnut trees?

    Hazelnuts usually begin setting a good crop within 5 years. Walnuts take more like 10 years.

  • How old and How tall are these saplings?

    18-24" in pots.

  • Are MacDonald, Wepster and Polly-o available for shipping to Califfornia?

    Yes they are!

  • How big is the plant

    12"-24" when shipped in a pot

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Wassckly Wabbits

Plants (one each McDonald/Polly O/Wepster) were in excellent shape and planting went well.... unfortunately within a few days the Wepster was reduce to a single stem with just three leaves remaining in spite of the tomato cages I used to fend off the deer (I suspect the wabbits as there are many nearby native Filberts that the deer could feast on). The nearby Polly O and McDonald fared better as they were only half eaten! The remaining plants are now surrounded by individual wire cages. Hopefully they will recover.

Joan E.
Healthy Tree

The tree arrived very healthy. I had to wait about a week to plant it but the tree grew and stayed very healthy looking. Planted it now and it seems to be doing great

Kristian W.

Great packing job and super healthy nice plant! Very Happy!

wish i woulda

My Beautiful McDonald Hazelnut plants arrived brilliantly dressed in spring green! Healthy, stable, and well protected. Could not have asked for more with arrival presentation. SADLY, i failed. Yes, in the ground and happily nurtured in the process and then another freeze! Covered and i thought protected but they still took a hit. They come in pots for goodness! I shoulda considered keeping them in the house a week or two. Wish i woulda. They will be fine but, maybe instead of YOU wishin you woulda, consider.....

Pam C.
Nut trees

Trees look Great!