Piangente olive tree is a minority olive variety in Italy, with a presence in Tuscany.
Curiosities: the Name “ Piangente” refers to the weeping bearing of this olive tree.
Names or synonyms: the Piangente olive tree is also called Alloro, Leccino Piangente and Leccino Pendulo.
Characteristics of the Piangente Olive Tree
The Piangente olive tree has high productive capacity, however, it is a vecera variety. It is self-sterile, with low ovarian abortion and is considered excellent pollinator of Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino.
The tree is vigorous, with high canopy density and expanded bearing (weeping). The sheets are elliptical and medium size.
Piangent Olive, morphological characteristics
The Piangente olive has ripening is medium-late and staggered. Its shape is ovoidal and slightly asymmetric, with olives of medium size (2.5 grams). When the olives produced by the Piangente olive ripen, they change their color to black.
Uses: it is used for the production of oil, being destined to the oil mill along with other varieties.
Advantages: good pollinator.
Disadvantages: lower productivity than other varieties.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Piangente
Although it is currently impossible to find monovarietal olive oil Piangente. Analyzes have been carried out on samples that allow us to know some data of their chemical composition.
High amount of Oleic acid (78%) and linoleic acid (10%), organoleptically has a medium-light fruity, with balanced bitterness and spicy values .
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