Corylus a. 'Cosford'
A close relation to Hazels and Cob nuts, the Filbert is generally larger and tastier than both. 'Cosford' is a reliable variety producing filbert nuts with a long husk or beard. The nuts can be eaten green when they have a delicate flavour or stored through the winter. A pollinator is required, 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.
'Cosford' wiill tolerate some shade and grows well on any well drained soil out of exposure. Attractive catkins provide winter interest.