Somerset Hazelnut (Corylus avellana US PP32,494)

$18.50

Another new Rutgers pure Corylus avellana selection. “A cross of Oregon State University selection OSU 665.123 x ‘Ratoli’, it (‘Somerset’) is a high yielding tree with small to medium size, round kernels with adequate blanching after roasting.  Most kernels are 12–13 mm in diameter with an average weight of 1.14 grams and 55% kernel by weight. It has notably thin shells and tends to produce good crops even on young trees. ‘Somerset’ is a compact tree with a slightly spreading growth habit.” Having a resistance gene from the Spanish cultivar ‘Ratoli’, ‘Somerset’ has a very high resistance to EFB. It has S-alleles 3,10.  ‘The Beast’ (S8 S23) and ‘Grand Traverse’ (S11S25) are compatible pollinizer partners. ‘Somerset’ blooms in early to mid-season in New Jersey where it was selected. In more continental areas, flower time can be delayed, but will still match well with ‘The Beast’ and ‘Grand Traverse’. Nuts typically drop the first to second week in September. Care should be taken when planting in zone 5 to avoid areas that experience cold north or west winds in winter (they dry out branches, causing dieback). Planting not advised for zone 4 or below. 

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Additional information

Scientific Name

Corylus avellana 'US PP32,494

Height

20'

Spread

15'

Foliage

Green

Zone

9-May

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