Also known as: COIASSES, COLIASSE, FAUSSE
Area of origin: FRANCE
TREE: Of medium vigor with a crown of an open shape and upright growth. The fruiting branches are generally pendulant and well spaced. The leaves are ellipsoidal, lanceolate, large, flat surfaced and of a light green color.
FRUIT: The fruit of medium sized (3-5 grams), is harvested green for table olives, and black for oil production. Ripening is late (November, December) and the olives of an elongated, ellipsoidal shape yield an average of 18-20% in oil.
AGRONOMY: This cultivar is partly self fertile and is a good, consistent producer. Pollinators: Bouteillan, Leccino, Lucques, Manzanilla, Sigoise. This tree has notable resistance to drought and average resistance to cold, peacock spot and olive fly.
COMMENTS: A rustic variety used for both table fruit and oil that is widespread in France. Picholine is an early producer and adapts easily to varied climates and soils.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco