The variety of olive tree Leccio Del Corno is typical of Tuscany ( Florence, Italy). Its olive oil is of good characteristics chemical and organoleptic.
Curiosities: The variety has a “recent” origin was obtained in the year 1929 in a farm called Corno ( surname of the variety), after a frost that swept through the rest of the olive trees. on the other hand, the name Leccio takes it from this Italian municipality.
Characteristics of the Leccio Del Corno Olive Tree
The Leccio Del Corno olive tree adapts well to different environments and is used for the production of olive oil.
Productivity: The Leccio olive variety is of medium productivity.
Regularity of bearing: Leccio Del Corno has medium regularity (a little bit).
Flowering: the pollen of Leccio Del Corno, is self-incompatible and of the medium flowering period The usual varieties as pollinators are Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo, Maurino, Piangente and Pendolino. On the other hand, it is estimated that ovarian abortion is 20%.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: the Leccio olive tree is medium vigor and open bearing.
Leaf: The Leccio Del Corno olive variety has the leaves of elliptical shape and long length.
Leccio olive, morphological characteristics
The Leccio olive is used for oil production.
Maturation: Leccio Del Corno’s maturation is late and staggered .
Size: Leccio Del Corno has a medium olive size (2 grams).
Shape: The Leccio Del Corno olive variety is ovoidal and symmetrical .
Skin color: Leccio olive ripens with green color and purple stripes.
Yield: The Leccio Del Corno olive variety has average yield (19%).
Uses: Leccio Del Corno, is only used for the olive oil production.
Advantages: Good disease resistance. In addition, it produces unique and well-valued olive oil.
Disadvantages: Productivity inferior to other varieties.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Leccio Del Corno
The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Leccio Del Corno, has excellent organoleptic characteristics and has a good preservation capacity.
Taste: Leccio Del Corno olive oil is fruity with spicy and bitter taste of medium intensity -high.
You can distinguish aromas of fresh grass, green almond, artichoke, and a light touch of tomato.
Properties: Leccio olive oil has a very high amount of oleic acid (77-78%), with a very high presence of Polyphenols (500).
Price: Leccio Del Corno Extra Virgin Olive Oil can currently be purchased at prices of € 20-40 / liter.
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