In the chestnut woods of the common we can find several models or cropping system from del castañar that comes from an ancient chestnut wood with centenary trees, chestnut trees cultivated with a traditional system until modern plantations that are at the forefront of the castanicultura.
Some chestnut trees come from ancient “performances” (forest of chestnut trees for timber harvesting) which were clarified, trasmochados and grafted with verata forfruit production.
The traditional culture is done under rainfed conditions. They are planted to a broad framework of 18 × 18 with a density of 30 trees / ha, plant of Brown reboldano or brave who is transplanted from the coppice of the chestnut forests. Approximatelyat 10-12 years of planting, when it reaches a thickness of 10-15 cm is grafted themvariety verata. This operation is performed with a trasmochado in the winter, leaving a branch to “breath” and which acts as a tirasavias.
Trasmochado during the vegetative period tree emits amount in pacifiers vigorous, that are used in the summer for grafting to dormant bud, which will sprout in the following year or growing season.