Hazelnut Research and Breeding at Rutgers University

Wild American Hazelnut.

After more than two decades of concerted effort, we are proud to release our new disease-resistant hazelnut cultivars Raritan, Monmouth, Hunterdon, and Somerset. Also joining our portfolio of new plants is the Hybrid Hazelnut Consortium release 'OSU 541.147' The Beast™. These five exciting new hazelnut cultivars produce high yields of excellent quality nuts and are well-adapted to New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as other parts of the "Fruit Belt" region of the northeastern U.S.

Cultivars

Publication

If you are interested in learning more about our hazelnut breeding program, please contact:

Thomas Molnar
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology
Email: thomas.molnar@rutgers.edu