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Marigoule Chestnuts Seedlings

Marigoule is a chestnut that is highly rated in the fresh product market. Its cultivation area is restricted to low altitude, sunny areas. Elsewhere, productivity is still poor. The tree makes considerable demands on soil, but its vigour and wood quality make it of interest for reforestation.

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Clone examinedCA 15
OriginNatural hybrid from C. crenata and C. sativa
Recommended cultivation area
  • South-West : altitude < 300m
  • South-east : Valleys sheltered from wind and altitude below 400 m. Brittany, warmest locations only but productive here.
 
 
 

TREE

VigourQuite strong
BearingHalf erect
BuddingEarly to very early if february is very mild. Does not like spring frosts, avoid frost hollows. 
StocksOf interest on its own roots
Flowering period
Long-staminate, pollen of limited fertility
Male flowers : 18 au 30 June
Female flowers : 20 June au 7 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormElliptical, short to long
ColourDeep mahogany, shiny 
SizeLarge to very large, varies significantly depending on nourishment levels 
Maturity periodHalf-early
dividing< 5%
Natural preservationGood
Suitability for mechanical peelingGood in boiling water
Behaviour when transformedBeark too readly in canning, adapatble for confectionery but very firm flesh requires long cooking time;
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingQuite slow 4 to 5 years
ProductivityAvarage, depends heavily on size and prunning.
 
 
 

PLANTING

SoilNeeds deep soil and quite warm climate.
Densité10 m x 10 m
PollinatorMarsol (CA 07), or other long-staminated C. sativa
 
 
 
General assessment :
 
         Marigoule is a chestnut that is highly rated in the fresh product market. Its cultivation area is restricted to low altitude, sunny areas. Elsewhere, productivity is still poor. The tree makes considerable demands on soil, but its vigour and wood quality make it of interest for reforestation.
 

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