The report provides detailed information on the potential for growing hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.) in Australia, possible production areas and the characteristics and productivity of a range of varieties. It is the culmination of ten years of research.
It is intended to provide valuable information for existing hazelnut growers, those planning to grow hazelnuts, potential investors in the hazelnut industry, individual advisers and policy makers.
The principal aims/ objectives of this research were to:
-Determine the most suitable hazelnut varieties that could be used for the establishment of a hazelnut industry in south-eastern Australia.
-Assess the effects of geographical region and climate on hazelnut production and varietal performance.
-Assess the productive potential of hazelnuts in Australia.