Clonal selection in 'Uzunmusa' hazelnut

Islam A.

PLANT BREEDING, vol.122, no.4, pp.368-371, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 122 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1439-0523.2003.00853.x
  • Title of Journal : PLANT BREEDING
  • Page Numbers: pp.368-371


Clonal selection was practised in 'Uzunmusa' hazelnut over the past 3 years (1999-2001) to select the highest quality types. Based on an initial assessment of a total of 102 types, 45 were selected for further study. The best types were selection numbers (SN) 397 and 570. The two selected clones have very good characteristics and seem to be superior to the standard clone. The clones had a higher kernel percentage (62.72%), a higher number of nuts per cluster (5.5), thinner shells (0.75 mm) and heavier nuts (2.34 g). On the other hand, the clones seem to be very suitable for the nut industry because of their oil content and size. These types have very thin shells which are suitable for in-shell market.