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Chestnut Trees

Chestnut Trees

At present, the parasitic fungus Cryphonectria parasitica appears to be the main problem in the spread of the chestnut population in Slovakia. Its spores spread in the wind, rendering most of the preventive measures against this infection ineffective. Treatment of infected trees is possible through the application of hypovirulent (non-virulent) strains of the same fungus, but practical implementation poses problems related to the accessibility of the protective agent.
A simpler solution is to spread chestnut varieties that, even after infection by the fungus, create their own defense mechanism and do not give up without a fight like our traditional varieties of Castanea sativa. We are talking here about the hybrid varieties obtained by selecting hybrid seedlings that arose from free pollination of the Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata) and the European chestnut (Castanea sativa). The hybrid varieties MARIGOULE and BOUCHE de BÉTIZAC present a French way of solving the disease problem in edible chestnuts.

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Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) 2-year old rootstock

It is widely used as a rootstock for grafting the cultural chestnut varieties. Chinese che..

  • Height of plant when delivery: 80 cm
  • Pot size: 2 liter

12.00€ Ex Tax: 12.00€

Sweet Chestnut BOUCHE de BÉTIZAC - winter scionwood for spring grafting

Large-fruited, early French variety that produces large nuts in just two years from planting. Can..

    2.00€ Ex Tax: 2.00€

    Sweet Chestnut MARIGOULE - winter scionwood for spring grafting

    Large-fruited, medium-early French variety that produces large nuts in just two years from planti..

      2.00€ Ex Tax: 2.00€