Chestnut is the fruit of the chestnut tree and has been cultivated since the 13th century. Chestnut, which is a seed contained in a brown thin, hard and shiny shell is very rich in carbohyrates. It is sometimes called "conker", which should not be confused with the inedible horse chestnut. The term "conker" refers to a variety of chestnut which gives only a single fruit by hull, thanks to successive selections.
There are two types of varieties within the plantations :
- The traditional varieties (Bouche Rouge, Comballe, Précoce des Vans, Commune Sardonne) coming from the chestnut trees Castanea sativa which have a medium size potential and reputed taste-related qualities.
- The hybrid varieties (Marigoule, Bouche de Bétizac, Bournette) crossing between two traditional chestnut trees: Castanea sativa and Castanea crenata, which are characterised by a bigger size potential.
Informations about the production
- Volume : 600 tons
- Season : from September to December.
- Establishment of orchards : Ardèche.
- Varieties : Bouches de Betizac, Précoces des Vans, Communes Sardonne, Comballes, Bouches Rouges…
- Packaging : in bulks, nets (500g, 1kg)... Happy to hear
|BOUCHES DE BETIZAC||200|
|PRÉCOCES DE VANS||50|
|COMMUNES DE SARDONNE||100|
|TOTAL PRODUCTION POTENTIAL||600|
*A varietal calendar is a theoretical projection, our productions are still subject to the weather conditions of each season.