How to Propagate No Suckering Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.)

Catholic University S. Cuore, Institute of Fruit Growing, 29122 Piacenza, Italy


ROVERSI, A., 2015. How to propagate no suckering hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.). Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21: 355–357

To obtain a good number of rooted hazelnut plants from no-suckering hazelnut clones of “Tonda Gentile delle Langhe” (TGL) a modified layering was devised. Before the sprouting the branches of hazelnut no-suckering plants were cut at 35 cm from the ground.  The water sprouts so obtained were ringed, as usual for mounding layering application. The ringed water sprouts were surrounded by a container and covered with an appropriate substrate. The plants so obtained are very vigorous with a good height and diameter at the collar and rich roots mass and therefore immediately suitable to plantation in orchard. It seems that this new method could be adopted by nurseryman for its simplicity and very good results.

Key words: Hazelnut, layering, no-suckering clones, propagation, water sprouts

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