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Marsol Chestnuts Seedlings

   The main advantage of the Marsol Chestnut is its relative ease of vegetative profliferation. It can become a stock. Its fruit can be used just as readly fresh as for transformation. 

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Clone examinedCA 07
OriginNatural hybrid of C. crenata and C. sativa
Recommended cultivation area
  • Central West, Midi-Pyrénées
  • Altitude and behaviour in South-East not Known
 
 
 

TREE

VigourAverage
BearingHalf ercet, very little branching
BuddingEarly. Can be sensitive to spring frosts.
StocksBest on direct plant
Flowering period
Long-staminate
Male flowers : 19 june - 30June
Female flowers : 27 June - 8 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormTriangular
ColourRed mahogany, shiny
SizeLarge to very large, varies according to nourishment levels
Maturity periodHalf-early, fruit falls out of husk
dividing< 5%
Natural preservationAverage
Suitability for mechanical peelingAverage
Behaviour when transformedQuite good in canning
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingQuite slow 4 to 5 years
ProductivityGood 
 
 
 

PLANTING

SoilNeeds deep soil and quite warm climate.
Densité10 m x 10 m
PollinatorMarsol (CA 07), or other long-staminated C. sativa
 
 
 
General assessment :
 
         Its main advantage is its relative ease of vegetative profliferation. It can become a stock. Its fruit can be used just as readly fresh as for transformation. 
 
 
 
 
 

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