Marigoule Grafted Chestnut Tree
Marigoule Grafted Chestnut Tree is a European x Japanese hybrid that originated in France. Trees grow somewhat upright and produce medium to large nuts that fall mid season in the burr. Marigoule is somewhat slower growing than other hybrids but is prized for its resistance to root rot and extremely tasty chestnuts that once cured for a few days can be as sweet as candy. Makes a great pollenizer, especially for the pollen sterile varieties Very blight tolerant and one of the most cold hardy, down to -30ºF.
Unique among nuts, Chestnuts are high in starch and are delicious roasted or boiled. If you do not eat your nuts shortly after harvest, it is best to refrigerate them in plastic bags to keep them from drying out.
Chestnuts like well-drained soil, full to half day sun and can grow 40-60 ft. or more in height at maturity. Marigoule is hardy to minus 15 degrees F., USDA Zone 5 and usually begin bearing 2-4 years after planting. Plant two or more plants for cross-pollination.
Latin Name: Castanea sativa x crenata
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Grafted onto hybrid seedlings
Pollination Requirements: Plant at least two trees for nut production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30ºF.
Bearing Age: 3-4 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 40-60+ ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: Late September-October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Chestnuts are not bothered by pests or diseases in our region. Marigoule is fully resistant to chestnut blight.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41