This publication gives a brief introduction to hazelnuts, which are sometimes called filberts. It provides an overview of hazelnut history, growth and production, geographic distribution, and hazelnut industry organizations.
This publication outlines hazelnut orchard design considerations, including density and yield, spacing and arrangement of permanent trees, and loading zones. It also includes a brief description of procedures for establishing a new orchard.
This publication describes hazelnut orchard weed management practices including flailing, herbicides, intercropping, cover crops, and sucker control. It also briefly describes procedures used during nut fall and harvest.
This publication includes tables that summarize characteristics of the main hazelnut varieties produced in the United States, lists varieties' susceptibility to eastern filbert blight, and shows varieties' compatibility with each other for pollination.