Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Corylus avellana ‘Red Filbert’

A cultivar of Corylus avellana L. ‘Husk hairy, longer than the nut. Nut of medium size, ovate. Shell thick. Kernel full, covered with a red skin.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.132/1860].



Horticultural & Botanical History

Probably the Scarlet Filbert of the Pomona Brittanica [PB pl.73/1812]. No doubt an old variety but I have no information on its history.



History at Camden Park

Listed only as an Addendum to the 1857 catalogue as Red filbert.




Published Apr 25, 2010 - 04:55 PM | Last updated Jul 23, 2011 - 02:42 PM

Figured is a cluster of elongated nuts with medium length husks and a red kernel. Pomona Britannica pl.73, 1812.

Corylus avellana ‘Scarlet Filbert’ | PB pl.73/1812. Probably identical to Red Filbert.


Family Betulaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown

  • Red Hazel
  • Landschippen
  • Avelenier Rouge
  • and others


Common Name

Hazel Nut

Name in the Camden Park Record

Red filbert



Confidence level high