VARIETIES OF HAZELNUTS
Hazelnut Roman is an Italian variety.
The tree of Roman is vigorous with abundant yields.
The nuts are large, weighing around 3 grams and flattened in shape.
One cluster of Roman hazelnut usually consists of 2-3 nuts that have a pleasant taste to them.
Once ripen they fall out of the shell easily.
Suitable pollinizers for this hazelnut variety include Hall’s Giant, Istrian Long, and Ludolf. Roman is also used as a pollinizer to other varieties.
TONDA GENTILE ROMANA
Tonda Gentile Romana is an Italian hazelnut variety which grows in the form of a high shrub.
It flowers mid-late and ripens at the end of August.
The shell of this hazelnut is thin and maroon in color with visible streaks.
Tonda Gentile Romana is resilient to low temperatures. The nuts are medium-large, weighing around 2.8 grams in average.
Suitable pollinizers include Daviana, Mortarella, Cosford and others. The core fill is around 45%.
TONDA GENTILE DELLE LANGHE
Tonda Gentile delle Langhe is an Italian hazelnut variety developed from Corylus Avellana.
It is medium vigorous, in the form of a shrub.
This hazelnut variety ripens at the beginning of August and is an early flowerer.
One cluster usually contains 2-3 nuts. The nuts of Tonda Gentile delle Langhe hazelnut are medium-large, 2.6 grams in average, rounded in shape with a sharp tip.
The shell is thin and hard but easily breakable. The core is easily evacuated from the shell.
Suitable pollinizers for this hazelnut variety include Cosford, Hall’s Giant and Negret.
Hall’s Giant hazelnut variety is also known as Hallesche Reisen and it originates from Germany.
It ripens at the end of August or the beginning of September.
Tree of Hall’s Giant is vigorous, high and extremely abundant. This hazelnut variety flowers late.
The nuts are exquisitely large with an average weight of 3.5 grams. The cluster usually consists of 5 nuts. The shell is light brown with darker circles.
Hall’s Giant variety is resilient to winter temperatures. It is adapted to the continental climate and it’s considered to be the best variety when it comes to mass production.
Suitable pollinizers include Lunga di Spagna and Cosford. The core fill for Hall’s Giant is 37%.
Cosford hazelnut is an old English variety.
The tree is vigorous with a well branched and abundant crown.
Cosford variety is a late flowerer.
The nuts are medium-large, with an average weight of 2,5 grams and a reversed egg-shape.
The shell is thin and rich red in color. The core of Cosford hazelnut variety is smooth, red, exquisitely tasty.
Suitable pollinizers include Lunga di Spagna, Hall’s Giant, Red Lambert etc. The core fill is around 50-54%.
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