Chestnut cultivars on the Canary Islands

@inproceedings{PereiraLorenzo2001ChestnutCO,
  title={Chestnut cultivars on the Canary Islands},
  author={Santiago Pereira-Lorenzo and Domingo R{\'i}os and Javier Gonz{\'a}lez-P{\'e}rez and F{\'a}tima Cubas and Carlos Hern{\'a}ndez Calzadilla and Alberto Ramos-Cabrer and Escola Polit{\'e}cnica Superior and San Andr{\'e}s},
  year={2001}
}
Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) is a species used in Spain for nut and timber production. On the Canary Islands grafted chestnuts are planted in volcanic areas, where they show very good adaptation. On the four islands, Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro and Gran Canaria, the local farmers identified 38 cultivars, of which 33 are different from the cultivars of the Iberian Peninsula. The inventory of Spanish cultivars now contains 212 cultivars, including these cultivars, with 23 cultivars being… CONTINUE READING

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