Raritan Hazelnut Cultivar - 1 year old, bare root - Spring Ship

Raritan Hazelnut Cultivar - 1 year old, bare root - Spring Ship

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Raritan is a patented (USPP #32,460 P2) release from Rutgers University and is named after the river Rutgers is founded upon. Raritan is one of Dr. Melnars favorite tree. 

Raritan has a very upright tall growth habit with trees up to 20 feet at 15 years of age.  The kernels average 1.14 grams and blanch well.  In New Jersey the nuts fall in the second half of September.  Raritan have a very high level of resistance in NJ, where disease pressure is high.

Good for the commercial blanched market in zones 6b/7a.  Make sure your USDA zone is 6b or warmer.  As Raritan and The Beast are larger European genetics you will want them on a final spacing of 16ft. in row and 18 to 20ft between rows.

A quick look at Raritan's statistics:

  • S alleles 3, 22
  • Mid -season bloom
  • Vigorous, upright tree, high yield
  • Round kernels, most 12-14 mm in diameter
  • Kernel weight avg.-1.14 grams
  • Kernel percent avg. – 47.7%
  • Blanch avg.- 2.3/7.0 (1 = best)

Raritan is pollen compatible with NITKA© (S5 S17),  'Monmouth' (S1S12), 'OSU 541.147' "The Beast" (S8 S23), 'Slate' (NY616) (S1S23), 'Gene' (NY398) (S15S23), and 'Grand Traverse' (S11S25).

For further detail on Raritan you can read Dr. Molnars post here.

Trees are tissue cultured and can range from 5" to 20" tall Please follow planting instructionsPlease see our Blog page on cultivar information to learn more Here.

 For orchard design please see the latest version of the "The Hazelnut and Chestnut Handbook" by Jeff and Dawn Zarnowski. Also, Dr. Molnars winter newsletter here.

We ship mid-April to early June dormant and bare root.   We cannot ship to the west coast states.  We cannot ship to Canada for small orders.

Reminder a "cultivar" is a clone of the parent tree and performs just like the parent as it is the one and same genetics.  Whereas, "seedlings" are just like children, it inherits traits from both parents and what traits are expressed we learn as it matures.

Plants with a patent or a PPAF (Plant Patent Applied For) asexual reproduction is prohibited.

For tax exempt orders please email info@znutty.com with the desired quantity and your ship too address.  We give discounts for quantity orders.    Pricing already includes Royalty cost.