OSU announces new hazelnut variety

A new variety of disease-resistant hazelnut aimed at the kernel market has been released by Oregon State University.

The cultivar, McDonald, was found to be “consistently productive with consistent quality” by a farmers’ advisory committee that evaluated the trees.

OSU breeder Shawn Mehlenbacher announced the new variety at the annual meeting of the Nut Growers’ Society in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 29.

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