Somerset Hazelnut Cultivar - Potted- Summer ship
Hunterdon is a patented cultivar - US PP32494 P2, from the Rutgers breeding program lead by Thomas Molnar PhD.
A cross of Oregon State University selection OSU 665.123 x ‘Ratoli’, it is a high yielding tree with small to medium size, round kernels with adequate blanching after roasting, making it well suited for the kernel market (Figure 12). 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. It carries an EFB resistance gene from the Spanish cultivar ‘Ratoli’ and has been shown to get no EFB in New Jersey. ‘Somerset’ has S-alleles 3 and 10 with S3 expressed in the pollen, and blooms in early to mid-season in New Jersey. ‘Monmouth’ (S1S12), ‘OSU 541.147’ (S8 S23), ‘Slate’ (NY616) (S1S23), ‘Gene’ (NY398) (S15S23), ‘Grand Traverse (S11S25) and NITKA (S5S17) are compatible pollinizer partners. Nuts typically drop the first to second week in September.
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.
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For tax exempt orders please email email@example.com with the desired quantity and your ship too address. We will notify you when it is time to finalize your order. We are taking pre-orders for quantities of 25 or more with delivery this summer or the following fall bare root depending on your needs. Pricing already includes Royalty cost.
Trees are typically 6" to 20" tall. Please follow planting instructions.
We cannot ship to the west coast states, or where quarantines exist.
We will be shipping to Canada this year.
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) meaning asexual preproduction is prohibited.