Due to being the homeland of hazelnut product, Turkey has quite rich diversity. Early onset of hazelnut cultivation, in time of natural and manufacturer varieties, today Turkey has very valuable varieties. Many type of hazelnut products which are grown with natural materials, are still called “wild hazelnut” by manufacturers.
Different intensity in different regions, such types of hazelnuts is cultivated; Tombul, Palaz, Foşa, Mincane, Çakıldak, Kalınkara, Uzunmusa, Kan, Kargalak, Cavcava, Sivri, İncekara, Acı, Kuş, Yuvarlak Badem ve Yassı Badem
Of these, particularly the round-shaped hazelnuts are very convenient for nuts industry and one of the intensively cultivated varieties.