BELLA di CERIGNOLA
Also known as: OLIVA di CERIGNOLA, OLIVO di SPAGNA, GROSSO di SPAGNA
Area of origin: PUGLIA
TREE: A variety from Puglia of medium vigor with a contained but rather dense crown. It has a spread out shape with a tendency towards a weeping habit. The leaves are of medium size, elliptical, narrow and tapered at the ends with limited surface area of dark green color on the upper side.
FRUIT: For the table it has a notable weight (8-12 grams), its shape is ellipsoidal, asymmetrical with a sub-conical top and flattened base. It is used mostly for preserving green table olives. The olives matures early (October). The flesh is of dense consistency representing about 75% of the fruit. It is also possible to get a quantity of good oil (16-19%).
AGRONOMY: Medium high production, it is self-sterile with ovarian abortion that can reach almost 60%. Pollinators: Maurino, Coratina, Pendolino, Frantoio, Leccino, Olivastra. This tree is moderately resistant to the most common diseases of the olive.
COMMENTS: It requires fertile land and good cultural practices. It responds well to irrigation and is predominately prized for the size and beauty of its fruit.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco