Also known as: PLANT de SALON
Area of origin: France
TREE: Widely planted in the Bouches du Rhône - over 60 % of the acreage. The tree is of average or smaller size with a spreading, low, globular shape. The leaves are elliptic-lanceolate and short and narrow.
FRUIT: The fruit is of average weight, ovoid and symmetrical in shape with a high pulp to pit ratio. The fruit is used for both oil (with a medium to high %) and table (for split green olives). The fruit is freestone.
AGRONOMY: This variety has a low rooting ability and an intermediate start of bearing. It flowers early and ripens late. The tree is partly self-compatible and has a low pistil abortion rate. Grossane is a pollenator. Production is constant and high.
COMMENTS: This is a rustic variety with good resistance to cold, drought, olive fly and olive leaf spot. It can be grown in poorer soil although it adapts well to good farming practices.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco