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.



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