Effect of elevation and number of nuts per cluster on nut traits in 'Cakıldak' hazelnut

M.F. Balta, T. Yarılgaç, F. Balta, E. Kul, O. Karakaya
This study examined differences in nut characteristics in 2015 in 'Cakıldak' hazelnuts growing in Kabatas district of Ordu province of Turkey. Data were recorded for three elevations (400, 500, and 600 m) and five numbers of nuts cluster-1 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Nut weight and dimensions, shell thickness, kernel ratio, kernel weight, kernel dimensions and kernel cavity size were investigated. Nut weight, kernel weight and kernel ratio decreased as the number of nuts cluster-1 increased. The nut characteristics also varied at the different elevations. The highest nut weight, kernel weight and kernel ratio were found at 500, 400, and 600 m elevation, respectively. Shell thickness decreased as elevation and the number of nuts cluster-1 increased.
Balta, M.F., Yarılgaç, T., Balta, F., Kul, E. and Karakaya, O. (2018). Effect of elevation and number of nuts per cluster on nut traits in 'Cakıldak' hazelnut. Acta Hortic. 1226, 161-166
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1226.24
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1226.24
Corylus avellana, nut characteristics, kernel ratio, Black Sea
English
1226_24
161-166

Acta Horticulturae