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Dr. Thomas Molnar's Research Images

two trees
Purple leaf ornamnetal hazelnut & green leaf type.
Picture of flowers
Ornamental hazelnut clusters.
High yield potential of new hybrid hazelnuts.
Holly berries
Ilex x Red Beauty.
close-up of dogwood branch
Eastern filbert blight lesion - the reason we do not grow hazlenuts commercially in the eastern US.
Two men standing
Dr. Funk and Dr. Tom Molnar.
two rows of trees
7 year old hybrid seedlings undergoing evaluation.
holly trees
Breeding for Eastern Filbert Blight resistance.
Drying Hazelnuts
Freshly harvested hazelnuts drying.
man looks at hazelnut leaves
Evaluating hazelnuts for disease.
Hazelnut stigmas
Hazelnut stigmas ready for hand pollinating.
Hazelnut flowers
New hazelnut selections with large nuts and EFB resistance.
Hazelnut catskins
Hazelnut catkins.
prunes hazelnut tree
Hazlenut pruned to a single trunk.
Dogwood flowers
Advanced generation Hybrid Dogwoods.
leaves in fall
Purple leaf ornamental hazelnut with fall color.
plants in pots
Advanced generation holly hybrids.
flower pod
Some hybrid selections release the nuts from the husk on maturity for easy harvesting.
tree branches
We screen thousands of hazelnuts for resistance to EFB This picture shows an infected young plant.