Also known as: BLANCO, NEVADILLO, PICUA
Area of origin: ANDALUSIA, (SPAIN)
TREE: A vigorous plant with an expansive crown. This variety has an open shape and branches in a square rectangular pattern. The small branches have leaves at close spacing that are elliptical-lanceolate in shape and of a brilliant green color.
FRUIT: An oil cultivar of a very high yield (23-28%). The fruit of medium size (2-4 grams) is elliptical in shape with a pointed oblique tip. Maturation is early (November-December). The drupes picked black furnish an oil that is considered to be of very good quality in Spain.
AGRONOMY: An early producer with high constant yields. Self fertile with a marked percentage of ovarian abortion. Pollinators: Manzanilla, Uovo di Piccione, Gordal Sevillana. The tree has a good resistance to the cold, to bacteria and to damp soils.
COMMENTS: A rustic cultivar that adapts to diverse environmental conditions. It reacts well to regenerative pruning because of its capacity to sprout new growth.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco