The olive tree Maurino, has its origin in Tuscany (Italy), more specifically Lucca. From Tuscany the variety was spread to central and northern Italy.
The Maurino variety is rustic, very resistant to cold, withstands wind, fog and various olive diseases.
Curiosities: The seeds of Maurino olives are used in nurseries to obtain plants that can be used as rootstocks. The rootstocks obtained have good characteristics against diseases and the roots withstand the low temperatures well.
Names or synonyms: Maurino is also known by the names Razzola and Maurino Lucchese (to come from Lucca).
Characteristics of the Maurino Olive Tree
The Maurino olive tree, is a very interesting variety because of its favorable characteristics against diseases and wet and cold climates.
Productivity: the variety Maurino, is of average productivity.
Regularity of bearing: Maurino olive tree has low production after years of high load (is very old ).
Flowering: the Maurino olive is self-sterile and flowering early. It produces pollen of first quality and abundant, it pollinates well the varieties with which it is compatible. In Italy it is commonly used as a pollinator of Moraiolo, Pendolino, Lazzero, Leccino and Frantoio. In addition, it has a low ovarian abortion (less than 10%).
Vigor and bearing of the tree: The Maurino olive plant has medium vigor and open bearing.
Sheet: Maurino has sheets of shape lanceolate and medium size.
Diseases: The Maurino olive variety is rustic, resistant to cold, repilo and tuberculosis. It is able to withstand mists well, without suffering a significant incidence of repilo. On the other hand, it has some sensitivity to Verticillium.
Multiplication: The seeds of the Maurino olive tree are used in nurseries to obtain rustic patterns with good disease resistance.
Maurino olives, morphological characteristics
The Maurino olives are used for oil production.
Maturation: The Maurino olive tree is very early ripening.
This aspect is interesting for growing in cold areas with a risk of early frost.
Size: Maurino olives have medium-small size (1.5-2.5 grams).
Shape: Olives produced by the Maurino olive tree are elliptical and slightly asymmetric.
Skin color: when ripe, the Moraiolo olive, has black-purple.
Yield: Maurino olive has medium-high oil yield (20-21%).
Harvest: Maurino olives have very high resistance to shedding when not fully harvested.
Uses: olive oil production.
Advantages: The fatty performance of olivesMaurino is good, useful as a pollinator, disease resistance.
Disadvantages: lower productivity than other varieties.
Maurino Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
The Maurino Extra Virgin olive oil has good quality and has very interesting fruity and sweet characteristics on the palate.
Taste: Maurino EVOO is of fluid consistency and fruity flavor with high levels of bitter and spicy. In addition, we can detect in this oil, light aromas with green almonds, artichokes and freshly cut grass.
Properties: It has a medium content of polyphenols and medium in oleic acid (71.5%). Its conservation capacity is lower than that of other Italian oil varieties, Moraiolo Frantoio, Pendolino, Leccino.
Price: Maurino olive oil is marketed in Italy at prices up to € 50 / liter.
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