Also known as: BIANCUZZA, RIZZA, BIANCOLIDDA, BIANCHETTA
Area of origin: SICILY
TREE: A plant of great vigor with a dense crown and expansive habit. The leaves are medium-small, lanceolate and dark green.
FRUIT: An oil cultivar with symmetrical oval-conical fruit and medium weight (2.5-3.0g). At harvest the olives are distinctive red-violet color and yield a fair amount of oil (15-18%) which is very aromatic and of excellent quality.
AGRONOMY: A partly self incompatible variety that is greatly aided in setting fruit by cross pollination. A variety of elevated production, but with a tendency towards alternate bearing. Pollinators: Zaituna, Moresca, Nocellara Etrea, Tonda Iblea, Ogliarola Messinese. Good resistance to cold, late frosts and to peacock spot.
COMMENTS: The ideal condition for this variety is high southern hills if the climate and soil are good. Biancolilla is a good pollinator for other oil varieties.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco