3. Nuts Roasting Machine
Nuts Roasting Machine

Nuts Roasting Machine

Nuts Roasting Machine


Hazelnut production

OZSTAR has the best roasters of various capacities to give you the perfectly roasted peanuts! We also provide additional equipment for flavouring and seasoning the nuts. OZSTAR also provides additional flavoring and seasoning equipment for nuts We manufacture different capacity to suit demand. This stainless steel is of high quality and can be controlled from the touch screen control panel. The potential for hazelnut production in Australia to date has been largely underestimated. Australia imports over 2000 tonnes annually, worth more than $12 million in 2006, so there is a ready market for Australian growers. (The majority of this is shelled hazelnut kernels.) About 1000 ha of mature orchard would be required to produce 2000 tonnes of in-shell hazelnuts annually but in NSW the area currently planted to hazelnuts is low. Approximately 200 ha (55 000) trees are planted Australia wide; over half of these are under six years old and they are spread among 70 producers. Australian production is estimated at between 15 and 20 tonnes. Turkey and Italy dominate world production and produce over 70% of the world’s hazelnuts. It is considered that as far as Australian growers are concerned there is no real value in the production of out- of-season produce for export to the northern hemisphere, mainly because of the generally nonperishable nature of hazelnuts and the ability to store them for long periods.


The major markets will be for kernels with an attractive appearance that can complement overseas imports. The majority of inquiries directed to NSW Agriculture at Orange are for either • the in-shell market, which requires a large clean and attractive nut with an even size, or • the kernel market, where flavour after roasting, blanching ability, kernel size and texture are relevant. The plant Corylus is one of the six genera belonging to the birch family. The hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) forms the basis for the more important commercial cultivars. The terms ‘filbert’ and ‘hazelnut’ are often used interchangeably to include all plants in the genus Corylus. C. maxima and C. colurna (Turkish hazel) also possess desirable characteristics. The latter has possibilities as a non- suckering rootstock. In its natural form the hazelnut is a deciduous, monoecious, multi-stemmed bush, but commercially should be grown as a single trunk tree. Tree sizes are up to 6 m tall in the commercial state (see figure 1). The leaves of

C. avellana are 5–12 cm long, flat, almost round, long pointed, hairy on both surfaces, with the margin doubly serrated. Hazelnuts have a number of unique characteristics which include flowering periods of weeks or even months between pollination and fertilisation. They can also tolerate temperatures down