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Plants of Maridonne Chestnut

Large chestnut variety, late, long stamina, peels well but sensitive to quitter. Currently being tested to determine suitability to various climatic conditions.

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Clone examinedCA 124
OriginINRA creation: Sardonne x CA 04
Recommended cultivation area
  • Dordogne, Charentes, Charentes-Maritime, Basse Corrèze 
  • Does not fruit well a 400 m altitude in Corrèze.
 
 
 

TREE

VigourAverage
Bearing
Half erect
BuddingHalf early.
Stocks
Grafted onto ink-resistant stocks
Flowering period
Long-staminate but low Fertil pollen
Male flowers : 19 June -2 July
Female flowers : 30June - 10 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormElliptical, long
ColourPale, striated, matt, hairy
SizeALarge to very large, even in dry situations
Maturity periodLate
dividing<12%
Natural preservationGood
Suitability for mechanical peelingVery good
Behaviour when transformedNot known
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingQuite quick
ProductivityGood
 
 
 

PLANTING

SoilNeeds deep soil.
Densité10 m x 10 m
PollinatorMarsol (CA 07), or other long-staminated C. sativa
 
 
 
General assessment :
 
         Large chestnut variety, late, long stamina, peels well but sensitive to quitter. Currently being tested to determine suitability to various climatic conditions.
 
 

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