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Marron de Lyon Seedlings

The term "marron" (meaning "chestnut-coloured) is merely a commercial name and does not reflect reality. Doré de lyon or marron de Lyon is a good variety for amateur growers. It is rustic, productive and good for canning but divides too much for large-scale production.

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Clone examinedCA 111
OriginC. sativa
Recommended cultivation area
  • South west
  • Limousin, Périgord, Quercy
 
 
 

TREE

VigourAverage
Bearing
Half erect
BuddingLate
Stocks
Grafted onto ink-resistant stocks
Flowering period
Brachystaminate
Male flowers : No pollen
Female flowers : 30 June - 11 July
 
 

FRUIT

FormElliptical, long
ColourBright red chastnut
SizeAverage to large
Maturity periodhalf late
dividing>20%
Natural preservationQuite Good
Suitability for mechanical peelingGood
Behaviour when transformedGoog for vanning
 
 
 

PRODUCTION

FruitingQuite slow 4-5 years
ProductivityAverage to good
 
 
 

PLANTING

SoilNeeds deep soil.
Densité10 m x 10 m
PollinatorMarsol (CA 07), or other long-staminated C. sativa
 
 
 
General assessment :
 
         The term "marron" (meaning "chestnut-coloured) is merely a commercial name and does not reflect reality. Doré de lyon or marron de Lyon is a good variety for amateur growers. It is rustic, productive and good for canning but divides too much for large-scale production.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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