The Beast is 75% European hazelnut and 25% American hazelnut and highly resistant to eastern filbert blight. The Beast is vigorous and productive.A cross of NY 616 (C. americana Rush x C. avellana Barcelona) x C. avellana OSU 226.118, it is a high yielding hybrid hazelnut tree with small nuts and adequate blanching after roasting, making it suited for the kernel market (Figure 13). Most kernels are 9–11 mm in diameter with an average weight of 0.9 grams and 44 percent kernel by weight In New Jersey (kernels reported to be 1.1 grams in Oregon). OSU 541.147 is a vigorous, upright tree with a slightly spreading growth habit. It carries an EFB resistance gene from C. americana Rush and has been shown to get no EFB in NJ or Oregon. OSU 541.147 is suggested for use primarily as a pollinizer in New Jersey, but growers may find that its consistent high yields of nuts outweigh its small kernel size. It has S-alleles 8 and 23 with S8 expressed in the pollen, and blooms in the early to mid-season in New Jersey making it a valuable pollinizer for the other Rutgers cultivars. It is compatible in both directions with Monmouth (S1S12), ‘Raritan’ (S3S22), Somerset (S3S10), Hunterdon (S1S3), Slate (NY616) (S1S23), Gene (NY398) (S15S23), and Grand Traverse (S11S25). Nuts typically drop from the second to third week in September. It is susceptible to bud mite in Oregon, but this has not been observed in New Jersey.
|Wet Soil Tolerance||Poor|
|Fresh for Kids||Very Good|
|This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome|
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