What are the characteristics of Çakıldak Hazelnut Sapling?
- Çakıldak, which is widely grown in Ordu, is known as Delisava in the Western Black Sea region and is widely produced.
- Since it wakes up much later than our other hazelnut varieties, it is less damaged by late spring frosts, can easily adapt to all kinds of climate and soil conditions, and is quite high in yield.
- The taste of fruits that are quality of the extremely large and relatively long are not good.
- They have veined and thick membranes attached to the flesh of the fruit.
- The flesh is ivory, crisp and the navel cavity is moderately large.
- Shell fruit average 18.41 mm. length and 17.76 mm. is wide.
- 1 kg of hazelnuts is equivalent to 580-610 in-shell hazelnuts.
- The yield is 52-54% and the oil rate is 58-63%.
- It usually forms 4 pods.
What are the Soil and Climate Conditions of Çakıldak?
Çakıldak, which is widely grown in Ordu province and has a very high yield, varies according to the regions, but the harvest time is determined as the 3rd week of August. Hazelnut seedlings are generally a deciduous plant, so in winter the products may look like a piece of twig, but when you cut the tip with scissors, you can see the green tissue, that is, the living tissue. With the arrival of spring, hazelnut seedlings come with green leaves. Towards autumn, the leaves are close to falling.
How to Grow for Çakıldak?
Generally, all fruits love the sun and will grow well in sunny places. You can plant the variety in sunny or semi-sunny areas. Since the roots of Çakıldak hazelnut seedlings, which can withstand the lowest temperature of -15 degrees, are exposed and develop more to the sides, it grows even in clay, sandy and gravelly soils with little soil depth. Since it wakes up earlier than other hazelnut varieties in the spring, it suffers more from frost and its fruits suffer more pest damage.