Large-fruited, medium-early French variety that produces large nuts in just two years from planting. This cultvar was created by selecting hybrid seedlings in the French region of Corréze, derived from the free pollination of the Japanese chestnut Castanea crenata and the European chestnut Castanea sativa. The variety was registered in 1986 and was originally called "Marron de Migoule". Can be grown up to a height of 400 m above sea level.
Crossing: Castanea crenata x Castanea sativa
Vigour: strong, semi-upright
Blossom: self fertile variety, this cultivar can be a pollinator for most of the pollen sterile chestnut tree
Fruit: large, very tasty, firm, shiny, mahogany red
Harvest season: medium-early, late September. Can be stored until February.
Disease and frost resistance: resistant to parasitic fungus Phytophthora ramorum, frost hardy
Usage: commercial cultivation, house gardens