Cobnuts and Filberts

Cobnuts are a cultivated variety of hazelnut. Cultivated hazelnuts, sometimes known as filberts, have been grown in gardens and orchards since at least the 16th century.

Cobnut trees are hardy and grow well on a wide range of soils except those that are waterlogged. Grow in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soils, they will also grow well in acid soils.


Varieties

Cobnuts are available in 7 litre containers all-year-round.


Filbert 'Cosford'

A large nut which doesn't have a good texture but has a strong flavour. It is a good pollinator for other varieties. It is pollinated by Gunslebert.


Filbert 'Red Filbert'

An ornamental variety with rich purple foliage and has striking long, claret red catkins. It produces a small crop of thin-shelled nuts of excellent flavour.


Hazel 'Gunslebert'

One of several more recent commercial selections which produce two to three times the crop of Kentish Cob, and with much larger fruit.


Hazel 'Gustav Zeller'

A variety which produces two to three times the crop of 'Kentish Cob' which has large nuts borne in clusters of two to five fruits of excellent texture and flavour. Compact habit. It is a reliable cropper. Hardy.


Hazel 'Hall's Giant'

A large pretty table nut which separates from the husk easily. It is pollinated by Gunslebert and Lange Tidling Zeller.


Hazel 'Kentish Cob'

Medium to large nuts which are borne in clusters of two to five fruits of excellent texture and flavour. Compact habit. It is a reliable cropper. Hardy. It is pollinated by Gunslebert or Cosford, and probably also by wild hazels.


Hazel 'Lange Tidling Zeller'

Large and heavy crops which have extra long, attractive catkins and a compact shape. Pollinated by Gunslebert.


Hazel 'Tonda di Giffoni'

A moderately vigorous and precocious variety which produces large nuts with easy husk removal.