The Beast PPAF- Coming soon Taking pre-orders for next fall
The "Beast" Is the trademarked name for the Hybrid Hazelnut Research Consortium's first Cultivar release. Apparently its productivity and growth habit required it to be called the "Beast".
Originally known as OSU 541.147 and developed at Oregon State University by Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher and Dr. David Smith. The same developers of most trees planted in the Northwest.
Growers report and average nut size of .9 grams to 1.1 grams. The kernel to shell ratio is a respectable 44%. It is 75% European and 25% American hazel. Its growth habit is vigorous and upright with a slightly spreading crown. It will grow up to 20' x 15' wide so plan accordingly. The tree is a prodigious producer with 17 lbs of nuts at year six in trials. Grows well in USDA zone 5 and is being tested for zone 4.
It has S-alleles 8 and 23 with S8 expressed in the pollen. Which makes it pollen compatible with Grand Traverse, and NITKA. Please also grow seedling every fifth row for pollination insurance. The Beast blooms in the early to mid-season in New Jersey. The nuts drop mid to late September.
Please call the office: 607 310-1318 as we are taking pre-orders for quantities of 25 or more with delivery next fall or the following spring depending on your needs. We are only asking for 25% down to hold your order. We will invoice the order via email after we receive your call. This is very similar to ordering apples for a apple orchard. Pricing already includes Royalty cost.
Trees are typically 8" to 20" tall. We ship Mid -October to Early November. Please follow planting instructions.
We cannot ship the Westcoast or Canada.
Reminder a "cultivar" is a clone of the parent tree and performs just like the parent as it is the one and same genetics. Where as "seedlings" are just like children, it inherits traits from both parents and what traits are expressed we learn as it matures.
PPAF is Plant Patent Applied For meaning asexual preproduction is prohibited.