Also known as: OLIVE di CARPENTRAS, OLIVE NOIRE di NYONS
Area of origin: FRANCE
TREE: A vigorous plant with an upward growth habit, this tree has an expansive global crown. It has broad leaves, light green in color and rather large.
FRUIT: A cultivar suited for both table and oil. The fruit is 80% pulp, and of good weight (5-6 grams). The fruit is ellipsoidal with a rounded tip. Maturation is late (November-December) when the olives are of a violet black color and contain a very high quality of fine oil (25-30%).
AGRONOMY: Self-sterile. A good producer if actively farmed with good cultural practices. Pollinator: Cayon. Considerable resistance to cold and to olive knot.
COMMENTS: This is the best French variety for making black olives. It prefers light deep soils. Recently it has undergone major dispersion into the less temperate zones.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco