Pendolino olive tree is a variety of originating from the locality Fiorentino. It is widely spread by Tuscany and Central Italy. Pendolino is highly valued as olive pollinator. It adapts well to different terrains and climates.
Other popular olive trees in italy (Frantoio, Leccino…)
Curiosities: It is appreciated and there is demand for use as an ornamental plant.
Names or synonyms: Maurino fiorentino and Piangente are the synonyms used to name the variety Pendolino.
Characteristics of the Pendolino Olive Tree
Pendolino olive tree presents several interesting features, being a useful variety to solve problems of pollination.
Productivity: the Pendolino olive tree, is early and productive.
Regularity of bearing: Pendolino Italian variety gets regular productions.
Flowering: the Pendolino olive is self-sterile and flowering early, abundant and durable.
Vigor and bearing of the tree: the olive tree is of vigor medium and is open bearing – weeping. It has a high cup density.
Sheet: Pendolino has the sheet of form lanceolate, of average length and width .
Diseases: Pendolino olive has good cold resistance and olives are not sensitive to olive fly attack (prefers other olive varieties). It is sensitive to repilo, tuberculosis and bold.
Multiplication: The Pendolino olive plant has a high rooting capacity.
Pendolino olives, morphological characteristics
The Pendolino olives are used exclusively for the production of oil.
Maturation: The olives of the Pendolino variety are medium ripening.
Size: Pendolino, has the olive of small size (less than 2 grams).
Shape: Pendolino olives are elliptical and asymmetric.
Skin color: the Pendolino olive variety, matures reaching the black color.
Pulp: It has a low pulp/bone ratio.
Yield: Pendolino olives have average yield (20%). Other sources indicate poor performance.
Collection: The Pendolino olive tree has a low resistance to detachment. Thanks to this aspect, mechanized harvesting with olive harvesters or trunk vibrators is easier.
Uses: Pendolino olives are used only for olive oil production.
Advantages: The Pendolino olive tree is early, productive and regular.
Good pollinator Olive little susceptible to the fly. It adapts well to different terrains and climates.
Disadvantages: On the other hand, it is sensitive to diseases.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pendolino (EVOO)
The characteristics of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pendolino are appreciated in Italy, where it can be found within the existing supply of monovarietal oils.
Taste: Pendolino EVOO is fruity and consistent fluid In the mouth it has a sweet entrance, turning bitter and ending with a characteristic spicy taste of good persistence in throat. Among the aromas, we can distinguish, important notes of bitter almond and more lightly fresh grass and artichoke.
Properties: It has an average polyphenol content and has a high level of oleic acid (76%).
Price: the Pendolino Monovarietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be found in Italy with prices above € 30/liter.
List of olive pests
Hojiblanca oil (properties, flavor, uses…)
Super high density olive grove
Picual or Arbequina olives
Anthracnose in olives
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