The main aim of this work is to gather the maximum information on hazelnut germplasm existing in different European collections. Each Research Centre keeps its hazelnut genetic resources according to its own interest: native cultivars, suitable material from abroad and promoting the exchange of plant material among research centers from all over the world. At first, a complete list of 291 hazelnut accessions existing in 13 different collections was compiled: one collection in France and Greece, two in Slovenia and Spain, three in Portugal and four in Italy. The material of each collection was accurately observed, morphologically characterized and also identified by molecular markers (SSR). Some mistakes in cultivar spelling were noticed. Characterization of hazelnut collections allowed detection of some synonyms in the germplasm studied and correction of the spelling mistakes. A final list of 202 cultivars and 58 selections, growing in 13 European hazelnut collections, was prepared. Cultivars originated from the following countries: Albania (1 cv.), Balkan area (2 cvs.), Belgium (1 cv.), England (12 cvs.), France (8 cvs.), Germany (6 cvs.), Greece (1 cv.), Hungary (1 cv.), Italy (51 cvs.), Netherlands (1 cv.), Portugal (3 cvs.), Romania (4 cvs.), Slovenia (3 cvs.), Spain (84 cvs.), Turkey (7 cvs.) and USA (9 cvs.). Nine cultivars from unknown origin were listed.
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Rovira, M., Avanzato, D., Bacchetta, L., Botta, R., Drogoudi, P., Ferreira, J. J., ... Solar, A. (2011). European Corylus avellana L. Germplasm Collections. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.918.115