'PRIMVAL' AND 'NATVAL' - NEW HAZELNUT SELECTIONS FOR INDUSTRY
Hazelnut culture is starting to extend in Romania due to the favorable ecological conditions. A hazelnut breeding program for table and industry cultivars started 30 years ago and it is still continuing at Fruit Growing Research Extension Station (SCDP) Vâlcea. Two new selections for industry are homologated and are included in the Official List of Cultivars from Romania: Primval (Merveille de Bolwiller open pollinated) and Natval (Vâlcea 22 × Ennis). Both genotypes were obtained in 1988 and homologated in 2010. Primval has medium vigor trees, spread habit, is medium suckering has medium flowering time of protogynous type and fruit maturation takes place first days of September. The selection is productive, with round and medium sized fruits (2.5 g) and has a kernel ratio of 50%. Natval has also medium vigor trees, spread habit, is medium suckering has medium flowering time of protogynous type and fruit maturation takes place first week of September. It is very productive; the fruits are round and smaller (2.4 g), with round kernels and efficiency of 51%.
Vicol, A., Botu, M. and Botu, I. (2013). 'PRIMVAL' AND 'NATVAL' - NEW HAZELNUT SELECTIONS FOR INDUSTRY. Acta Hortic. 981, 197-200
Corylus avellana, hazelnut, breeding, selections, cultivars