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Bournette Chestnuts Plants

 Fruit highly valued on the fresh market. One of the most productive of current varieties, with good plasticity in adaptation

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Clone examinedCA 112
OriginNatural hybrid of C. crenata and C. sativa
Recommended cultivation area
  • South-West up to 400 m altitude, Brittany region, Isère
  • Not greatly tested in South-East
 
 
 

TREE

VigourAverage
BearingRound-shaped
BuddingEarly. Sensitive to frost but can produce from secondary buds that appear less early.
StocksMust be grafted onto ink-resistant stocks
Flowering period
Long-staminate Very abundant pollen but low fertility
Male flowers : 19 june - 2 July
Female flowers : 30 June - 10 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormElliptical, short
ColourVery pale chestnut that quickly darkens
SizeLarge to very large, varies according to nourishment levels
Maturity periodHalf-early, fruit falls out of husk
dividing< 12%
Natural preservationAverage
Suitability for mechanical peelingAverage
Behaviour when transformedQuite good for canning, not tested for confectionery
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingQuite quick 2 to 3 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 :
 
         Fruit highly valued on the fresh market. One of the most productive of current varieties, with good plasticity in adaptation 
 
 
 
 

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