Thank you for a wonderful spring season. We plan to have more cultivars available this summer.
The Beast PPAF Cultivar- Coming soon  Taking pre-orders for next fall

The Beast PPAF Cultivar- Coming soon Taking pre-orders for next fall

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 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.

Grower's 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, Geneva and NITKA. We do not yet know compatibility for Truxton. Please also grow seedlings 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.

 For orchard design please see the latest version of the "The Hazelnut and Chestnut Handbook" by Jeff and Dawn Zarnowski

Please email info@znutty.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 next fall or the following spring depending on your needs.   Pricing already includes Royalty cost.

Trees are typically 6" 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.  Whereas, "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.