One of the most obscure of stone fruits, Prunus brigantina, takes its name from the city of Briancon. The marmottier is a native of the Maritime and Graian Alps, between Provence, Piedmont and Savoy. Resembling a cherry plum in size but oblate in form, amber when fully ripe, it had a traditional use in making of syrups and conserve. The kernels were pressed for the huile de marmot, a sovereign remedy for every bodily ill.
We offer the marmottier for those who absolutely must have this most recherche of fruits. Hardy but of high chill requirement.