NOCCELLARA DEL BELICE
Also known as: NUCIDDARA, NEBBA, TUNNA
Area of origin: SICILY
TREE: A Sicilian table variety characterized by the shape of its branches and by the expansive crown of modest growth. The leaves are lanceolate, large and intense green in color.
FRUIT: The fruit is special, notable weight (5-7 grams) with a large base and rounded top. The flesh, which is very consistent in texture and prized for brining, represents 85-88 % of the fruit. It contains oil of the best quality, light and perfumed. The maturation is late but if the fruit is for canning, the harvest is over before winter.
AGRONOMY: The plant is self-incompatible, of medium and consistent productiveness. Pollinators: include Giarraffa, Pidicuddara. It is distinguished for its good resistance to the common parasites of the olive.
COMMENTS: It prefers a deep moist soil. It owes its wide spread planting to the bounty of its production.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco