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Argentina: Walnuts and hazelnuts in the lower Valley of Rio Negro

Walnut and hazelnut crops have become the most important activities in the lower Valley of Rio Negro. So much so that this region is the main producer of hazelnuts in the country and the biggest producer of walnuts in Northern Patagonia. The main walnut varieties grown are the Chandler and Franquette varieties, while the main hazelnut varieties produced are the Tonda di Giffoni and Barcelona varieties. These varieties produce the high-quality nuts demanded by the internal and external markets alike. From a…