Cellina di Nardò olive tree, is an Italian variety present in the region of Apulia. Currently, this olive variety is in expansion due to its high rusticity and good productive characteristics. In the province of Lecce alone, the olive grove area is about 60,000 hectares (70%), in Taranto about 15,000 are calculated and in Brindisi there are another 10,000 hectares. All this implies a total olive area of between 80,000 and 90,000 hectares cultivated in the Italian region of Apulia.
In this region the bacterium Xylella fastidiosahas wreaked havoc, in large part due to the low tolerance of Cellina di Nardò to this disease.
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Names or synonyms: Cellina di Nardò olive tree is also called: Oliva di Nardò, Cellina Legittima, Cascia, Asciulo, Cellina Salentina, Cellina Femmina, Leccese, Leccina, Cellina Tarantina, Cellina Mascolina, Cellina Leccese, Cafarella, Oliva di Lecce, Saracena, Cellina Inchiastra, Gasciola, Cafaredda, Cascioulo, Cellina Termetara, Morella, Muredda, Cellina, Saracina, Scurranese and Vosciola.
Characteristics of the Cellina di Nardò Olive Tree
Cellina di Nardò olive tree, is being used to replace the variety Ogliarola Barese, with lower and less constant productivity.
Productivity: the Cellina di Nardò olive variety is of medium precocity and high production.
Regularity of bearing: Cellina di Nardò is a variety with good productive regularity (shortly).
Flowering: The Cellina di Nardò olive tree is early flowering and its pollen is partially self-compatible. It can be used as a pollinator plant (produces a good amount of pollen). Its flowers have a high percentage of ovarian abortion.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: the Cellina variety is of high vigor, erect port and thick cup. Despite its high vigor, vegetative growth is somewhat slow.
Sheet: Cellina di Nardò has sheets of elliptical shape and of medium size.
Diseases: Cellina di Nardò olive tree is quite cold tolerant, tuberculosis, repilo, bold and olive fly.
Cellina di Nardò olive, morphological characteristics
Maturation: Cellina is a late and staggered olive variety.
Size: The Cellina di Nardò variety is of weight or small size (less than 1.5 grams).
Shape: the Cellina olive, has a slightly asymmetrical and elliptical shape.
Skin color: The Cellina di Nardò olive variety, matures with black color. The oil is extracted with difficulty when the fruits are not mature enough.
Pulp: insufficient size and quality for table.
Yield: Cellina di Nardò olive olives have medium-low yield (15-18%).
Harvest: Cellina di Nardò olive olives have high resistance to shedding.
The collection is more complex compared to other varieties. Trunk vibrators require support vareo, with an increase in labor.
Uses: It is mainly destined to the oil mill, being the purpose of its cultivation the production of olive oil.
Advantages: high and constant productivity. Very good general tolerance to diseases.
Disadvantages: high resistance to detachment.
Cellina di Nardò EVOO
Cellina di Nardò EVOO, is an oil highly prized for its differential organoleptic characteristics compared to other varieties. It has a medium fruity level, with bitter and spicy touches also of medium intensity.
PDO: This oil is protected by protected designations of origin, Terra d’Otranto and Collina di Brindisi.
Sensations: It stands out especially for its pleasant taste of berries, accompanied by very light sensations of artichoke, green almond and grass.
Properties: Cellina di Nardò olive oil contains 9% linoleic acid (medium-high content), 71% oleic acid (half quantity) and high level of polyphenols (480).
Price: Cellina di Nardò monovarietal olive oil can be purchased by consumers at prices of € 12-18 / liter.
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