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Polly O Filbert

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

Corylus avellana 'Polly O'

Prohibited to AZ

This latest release (2018) from OSU allows growers to plant in a trio of filbert varieties (Polly O, Wepster and McDonald) that will cross-pollinate and produce high yields of nuts that are perfect for shelling, for fresh eating, adding to baked goods, or surrounding with chocolate. In fact, any early-blooming filbert (excepting the incompatible Felix and Hall's Giant) will provide successful pollination.

Polly O trees are the most vigorous and productive of the three varieties, so give them a bit more elbow room. Named for Polly Owen, a long-time Oregon hazelnut Industry official.

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 5

Mature Height:  15'

Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Ripening Time: August - September

Pollination: Needs an Early Blooming Pollinizer

Read our Hazelnut Growing Guide

Size: 2 Quart Pot


Ask a Question
  • Is this self pollinating? If not, would I be able to plant two of this variety and still get good pollination?

    It is not self pollinating. You will need another variety. All of our hazelnuts are cross compatible and blight immune. Some other varieties we do not carry may not cross pollinate even if they are different.

  • Would Polly O, Wepster, and McDonald be appropriate for my native edible landscaping in Maryland?

    Absolutely, the advancements in blight immunity that these trees have make them good choices for most areas above zone 4.

  • None of these varieties are listed by OSU as Filbert Blight resistant. Jefferson, Yamill and Dorris are recommended. Is there a reason you do not offer these.

    The hazelnuts we sell (Polly O, Wepster, and McDonald) are all OSU developed for Eastern Filbert Blight-resistance and are, in fact, considered improved over Jefferson, Yamhill, and Dorris in both quality and blight resistence. These modern cultivars require fewer pollenizers and produce larger nuts, in greater quantity than the three, you have mentioned.

  • hello, I have a "York" and "Jefferson" hazelnut. My "Theta" died. I am looking to replace my dead "Theta". I am thinking about getting three more bushes. Which of your available hazelnut varieties would be best to add to my orchard?

    Good question! Hazelnut pollination is complicated, but fortunately Polly O, McDonald, and Wepster are all compatiable with both York and Jefferson (as well as each other).

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kristian W.
Beautiful Healthy Tree

Great packing job and a beautiful healthy young tree. Very Happy!

stephen s.
8 hazelnut trees

I don't have 8 polly-o hazelnut trees.I have 1 polly-o,1 dorris,1 york,2 webster and 3 macDonalds.I made anerror on my last review.

stephen s.
filbert blight

I have 8 hazelnut trees or bushes now that there are blight immune varieties.They are all healthy and doing well.The only problem now is trying to get to the nuts before the squirrels do.They don't wait until the nuts are ripe,but pick them 2 months early.Also,hazelnuts seem to grow better in bush form.

Aaron B.
Excellent health, arrived in good time

I ordered a Wepster and a Polly-O from here and a few other Hazelnuts from other orchards and I have to say Raintree's arrived huge and vigorous and very good looking, I rarely write reviews but they really put the other trees I bought to shame!

Galina L.
Polly O hazelnut

Polly-o filber came with white spots on leaves & so far is not doing very well after planting. It also got hit by freezing temps before it had a chance to settle in & take roots in new place. Hopefully Polly-onis survivor, but it’s too early to say.