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'Webb's Prize' Cobnut Tree | Corylus avellana

A new weeping variety of cobnut

Cobnut Tree

    • A new variety of weeping cobnut native to the UK, which is easy to grow and produces a reliable harvest of tasty nuts
    • A neat little tree ideal for any size of garden, growing to just 3 x 3m and can be pruned smaller
    • Catkins appear from January to March, attracting spring pollinators
    • Harvest from late September
    • Self fertile - you only need one tree for a good crop
    • Grow in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered spot
    • Can be grown as a specimen tree or used for screening or hedging
    • Cobnuts can be eaten straight from the tree or used in baking and desserts
    • Cobnuts, filberts, and other kinds of hazelnuts are all in the hazel genus Corylus. The cobnut is a cultivated variety of hazelnut introduced in the 19th century in Kent and is often known as a Kentish cobnut. Underneath the green husk, which is easy to remove, is a brown shell that when young is easy to crack and take off as well. Once the nut begins to dry, the shell toughens, needing a sharp tap to break. Cobnuts are delicious to eat fresh from the shell when young; once a little older, it is best to use them as you would hazelnuts

'Webb's Prize' Cobnut Tree | Corylus avellana

A new weeping variety of cobnut
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Cobnut Tree

    • A new variety of weeping cobnut native to the UK, which is easy to grow and produces a reliable harvest of tasty nuts
    • A neat little tree ideal for any size of garden, growing to just 3 x 3m and can be pruned smaller
    • Catkins appear from January to March, attracting spring pollinators
    • Harvest from late September
    • Self fertile - you only need one tree for a good crop
    • Grow in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered spot
    • Can be grown as a specimen tree or used for screening or hedging
    • Cobnuts can be eaten straight from the tree or used in baking and desserts
    • Cobnuts, filberts, and other kinds of hazelnuts are all in the hazel genus Corylus. The cobnut is a cultivated variety of hazelnut introduced in the 19th century in Kent and is often known as a Kentish cobnut. Underneath the green husk, which is easy to remove, is a brown shell that when young is easy to crack and take off as well. Once the nut begins to dry, the shell toughens, needing a sharp tap to break. Cobnuts are delicious to eat fresh from the shell when young; once a little older, it is best to use them as you would hazelnuts

what to expect

Supplied as:

Bare root
Our bare root trees are lifted fresh from the field, wrapped in a moisture retentive covering and packed straight away. You can be sure they will be fresh when they arrive. In winter, you can store for several weeks if kept in a cool, dark spot. Later in spring, when the temperature rises, you will want to plant within a few days of arrival.
3L Poly-Pot
This tree is supplied in a 3L Poly-Pot. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic than traditional pots and can be recycled.
9L poly-pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Poly-Pot, which is approx D15 x H30cm. Poly-Pots use 70% less plastic than traditional pots and can be recycled. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.

Height on arrival:

60-90cm
Your tree will arrive at a height between 60-90cm

Eventual height:

3m

Eventual spread:

3m
Spreads up to 3m unless pruned

Tasting notes:

Tasty and reliable

Time to first crop:

3-4 years
Hazelnuts will usually produce their first nuts in their third or fourth year, with full scale nut production kicking in around the nine year mark.

Flower colour:

Yellow
Bright yellow catkins

Habit:

Bushy/upright
Grows with a neat bushy habit

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
This tree is fully hardy, meaning it will survive under any conditions, including the odd snowy winter in the UK. The one thing to watch out for is blossoms being affected by frost. If there is frost forecast when your tree is in blossom, you should wrap it overnight with horticultural fleece or bubblewrap.

Self fertile:

Partially self fertile
Will produce a crop on its own but even more with a pollination partner. Another variety of filbert, any hazelnut or cob will pollinate, even the native hazel ‘Corylus avellana’ is a suitable pollinator and is often found in native hedgerows.

Uses:

Eating, cooking

Rootstock:

Spacing:

3m
Plant trees 3m apart to allow for spreading

how to grow

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally pest and disease free

Water when newly planted

Water establishing plants during dry spells for at least a year after planting.

Full sun to partial shade

Will be happy in partial shade but we recommend planting them in full sun for the best crops.

Any fertile, well-draining soil

Will tolerate less than perfect conditions but prefers well drained, loamy soils. If your soil is heavy or sandy, mix in some perlite or fine horticultural grit when planting, to improve drainage.

No feeding required

Your tree will get all the nutrients it needs from the soil (make sure it's good by mixing in some compost or rootgrow when planting) https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png?v=1613300929

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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