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Maraval Chestnuts Seedlings

This clone is of great interest because of its Ink-resistant and not greatly demanding root system, although its production is limited to a few warm locations. It probably has a future as a graft stock in other regions. 

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Clone examinedCA 74
OriginNatural hybrid from C. crenata and C. sativa
Recommended cultivation area
  • Warm regions such as Gironde, Dordogne, Atlantic pyrenees, at altitudes below 250-300 m 
  • Frost-sensitive in proximity to the ocean, where winters are too mild
 
 
 

TREE

VigourAverage to low
BearingStraight
BuddingEarly to very early if february is very mild.
StocksOf interest on its own roots, ink-resistant. Can be used as stock.
Flowering period
Long-staminate, pollen of limited fertility
Male flowers : 20 June au 1 July
Female flowers : 20 June au 10 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormTriangular to ellipitical-trangular
Colourred mahogany, shiny 
SizeLarge to very large
Maturity periodHalf-early to half-late
dividing< 12%
Natural preservationGood
Suitability for mechanical peelingmediocre but good in boiling water
Behaviour when transformedNot sufficiently tested
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingQuick
ProductivityStrong
 
 
 

PLANTING

SoilNeeds deep soil and quite warm climate.
Densité10 m x 10 m
PollinatorMarsol (CA 07), or other long-staminated C. sativa
 
 
 
General assessment :
 
         This clone is of great interest because of its Ink-resistant and not greatly demanding root system, although its production is limited to a few warm locations. It probably has a future as a graft stock in other regions. 
 
 

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