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Belle Epine Seedlings

A productive variety, quite widely adaptable, suitable for the fresh market and for industrial transformation. Must have an ink-resistant stock.

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Clone examinedCA 114
OriginC. sativa
Recommended cultivation area
  • Quite widely adaptable 
  • South-West and central West, Brittany, gard, Ardèche (in 600-650 m), Isère.
 
 
 

TREE

VigourAverage
Bearing
Half erect
BuddingHalf late.
Stocks
Grafted onto ink-resistant stocks
Flowering period
Long-staminate
Male flowers : 20 June - 2 July
Female flowers : 30 June - 11 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormElliptical, long
ColourDark mahogany colour, shiny
SizeAverage
Maturity periodHalf late
dividing<5%
Natural preservationPoor in traditional chestnut condition
Suitability for mechanical peelingGood
Behaviour when transformedHolds very well in canning, good results in confectionery
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingVariable, depending on vigour. 2-3 years on trees with reduced vigour, 4-5 years on more vigorous trees
ProductivityQuite good because of very high fertility of female flowers.
 
 
 

PLANTING

SoilNeeds deep soil.
Densité10 m x 10 m
PollinatorMarsol (CA 07), or other long-staminated C. sativa
 
 
 
General assessment :
 
         A productive variety, quite widely adaptable, suitable for the fresh market and for industrial transformation. Must have an ink-resistant stock.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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