chapter  7
19 Pages

Chestnut Farming with Chinese, Japanese, and Eurojapanese Hybrid Cultivars

WithFeng Zou, Sogo Nishio, Michele Warmund, Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, Michele Bounous

This chapter presents the main directions to establish Chinese, Japanese, and Eurojapanese hybrid chestnut orchards. Chinese chestnut plantations are widely established outside China thanks to its broad adaptability to different soil and climatic conditions, its productivity, and its relatively blight-resistance. Japanese chestnut is highly appreciated for its resistance to blight fungus but is less commercially valuable for nut quality than other species. Eurojapanese hybrids are widely appreciated, and the establishment of new cultivations is still increasing worldwide.