Also known as: OLIVIA di GAETA, OLIVA GROSSA, TRANA
Area of origin: LATIUM
TREE: A very vigorous plant of notable size and upward growth. The crown is compact, dense and is covered with leaves that are elliptical lanceolate in shape and fairly large.
FRUIT: A cultivar used for both table and oil. The fruit are roundish, asymmetrical and of medium size (3-5 grams). At harvest the drupes are dark wine color, freckled with a whitish dusting. The oil is of good quality (average yield is 20%) pleasing in taste and very prized. The cured olives are very much in demand. Maturation is late (November, December-January).
AGRONOMY: Self sterile, very productive, with good resistance to the cold and to the most common olive pests.
COMMENTS: A very rustic variety, good for both table and oil and of good adaptability to many of Italy’s olive producing regions.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco