Medium-early, large-fruited French sweet chestnut with early yield onset. This variety 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 400 m above sea level.
Crossing: Castanea crenata x Castanea sativa
Vigour: strong, semi-upright
Blossom: self-fertile variety, a good pollinator of most pollen-sterile chestnut trees
Fruits: large, very tasty, firm, shiny, mahogany red
Harvest season: mid-early, late September. Can be stored until February. The tree has an early yield onset after planting.
Disease and frost resistance: resistant to parasitic fungus Phytophthora ramorum, frost hardy
Usage: for commercial cultivation and in home gardens
We draw your attention to the quarantine pest of the sweet chestnut, Dryocosmus kuriphilus, which appeared for the first time in Central Europe.