Olive tree borer

The ​​plague called olive tree borer, it is formed by two species of insects polyphagous beetles of the Curculionidae family. Hylesinus Oleiperda (Fabricius, 1792), commonly called black borer and Phloeotribus Scarabaeoides (Bern, 1788). The name “Borer“, receives it by the form of the perforations that it realizes in the wood, similar to a hole. Damages … Read moreOlive tree borer

Sant’agostino olives

Sant’Agostino olives, have Italian origin with a presence mainly in the region of Apulia. It produces very high quality table olives. However, its low capacity to adapt to existing cultivation conditions outside Apulia makes it impossible to expand. Names or synonyms: Sant’Agostino olive tree is also known for: Cazzarola, Oliva di Andria, Oliva Grossa, Olive … Read moreSant’agostino olives

Pizz’e Carroga Olive Tree

Pizz’e Carroga Olive Tree is the original variety of Sardinia. The main location of the olive grove is located south of Sardinia (Villacidrese, Parteolla and Marmilla) and to a lesser extent in Sarcidano and Ogliastra. The characteristics of the variety support a mixed use, both for oil and for table. There are numerous olive varieties, such … Read morePizz’e Carroga Olive Tree

Picholine Languedoc olive tree

Picholine Languedoc olive tree is the most cultivated French variety. Its origin is situated in Gard. Initially the use of Picholine was practically exclusively for dressing. However, the rusticity of the plant and the good quality of the oil have helped the variety to expand throughout all the French olive-growing areas ( Ardèche, Valchiusa, Corsica, … Read morePicholine Languedoc olive tree

Majatica di Ferrandina olive tree

Majatica di Ferrandina olive tree, also known as Maiatica di Ferrandina and other names, is an Italian variety of double aptitude. Due to its difficult adaptation to other environments, the olive grove is distributed almost exclusively in the Italian region of Basilicata. Information of interest about other varieties: Picual, Cornezuelo, Pico Limón, Gordal olives, Ascolana … Read moreMajatica di Ferrandina olive tree

Santa Caterina Olive tree

Santa Caterina olive tree is a variety of Italian table olives. The olives are very large in size, but smaller than Ascolana Tenera. The Santa Caterina olive grove is spread throughout Tuscany, with its origin in Lucca. Curiosities: the variety is considered rustic because of its good adaptability. Names or synonyms: The Santa Caterina olive … Read moreSanta Caterina Olive tree

 Dritta olive tree

Dritta  olive tree is the Italian olive variety for oil production. The tree has good productive characteristics and facilitates the collection with agricultural machinery. The olive grove is widespread in the Italian region of Abruzzo, being a variety highly appreciated for its high rusticity, constant and high production. Names or synonyms: The Dritta olive tree … Read more Dritta olive tree

Casaliva Olive tree

Casaliva olive tree is a variety of Italian olive trees originating from Lake Garda. Traditional Casaliva olive groves are found in the Veneto, Lombardy and Trentino regions. This variety is located mainly in the surroundings of Lake Garda, providing distinctive features to the olive oil. More Italian varieties of interest: Frantoio, Coratina, Moraiolo, Pendolino, Leccino, Rosciola… … Read moreCasaliva Olive tree

Cerasuola olive tree

Cerasuola olive tree is one of the typical varieties of Sicily, with some 27,000 hectares of olive groves today. Its cultivation is mainly focused on the Sicilian provinces of Agrigento, Palermo and Trapani. Names or synonyms: Cerasuola olive tree is also called: Marfia, Allora, Purrittara, Ogliarola, Cerasara, Grappusa, Ogliara, Nocellara, Ugghiara, Palermitana, Ugghiarola and Ugghiara. Characteristics … Read moreCerasuola olive tree

Peranzana Olive tree

Peranzana olive tree is an Italian variety of little diffusion. Its area of ​​traditional influence is Apulia (Northeast of Foggia). Its characteristics are good for dressing and insufficient for oil production, although this is of good quality. In Apulia, varieties such as Cipressino, Coratina or Carolea, are productively more interesting. Names or synonyms: the Peranzana olive tree … Read morePeranzana Olive tree

Ogliarola Messinese olive tree

Ogliarola Messinese olive tree is widely spread in Sicily (place of which it is native), especially in the northern area of ​​Sicila (Palermo and Messina), with areas where the presence of Messinese in the Olive grove accounts for more than 80%. Within Sicily it is widespread, even in the south (Agrigento) and center (Enna). It is also … Read moreOgliarola Messinese olive tree

Bosana Olive Tree

Bosana olive tree is the cultivar most widespread and popular traditional of Sardinia. In the northern and central area of ​​Sardinia ( Nurra, Marghine, Sassari, Planargia…), the main olive groves of Bosana are located. The good adaptation to the intensive olive grove, facilitates its current propagation within Sardinia. Internationally, its productive behavior is being studied … Read moreBosana Olive Tree

Nocellara del Belice olive tree

Nocellara del Belice olive tree, is an extended variety in Western Sicily where it is used for double purposes. It receives its name because it is originally from the Belice Valley southwest of Sicily. Although it is especially appreciated as a table olive, it also produces an olive oil of excellent organoleptic characteristics, increasingly demanded. The … Read moreNocellara del Belice olive tree

Piricuddara Olive tree

The variety of olive Piricuddara, is a variety native to Sicily. It is distributed in several areas of Sicily (Agrigentino (Cianciano, Calamonaci and Lucca Sicula), Palermo and Caltanissetta). Curiosities: The production of Piricuddara olive oil is very low due to the reduced area of ​​influence and limited diffusion of the variety. Names or synonyms: Piricuddara … Read morePiricuddara Olive tree

Roggianella olive tree

Roggianella olive tree represents a millenary traditional olive grove (cultivation of around ten centuries of history). It is one of the most widespread varieties in Calabria, thanks to its good adaptation and resistance to diseases. Within Calabria, the variety is widespread in Cosenza, Ionian, Pollinica, Tirreno… Curiosities: The name Biancolilla is due to the white … Read moreRoggianella olive tree

Taggiasca olive tree

Taggiasca olive tree has several PDOs and its oil is highly valued by consumers. Taggiasca is the main olive variety of the Liguria region, within the province of Imperia, practically only this variety is cultivated. Some Italian olive varieties: Pendolino, Frangivento, Moraiolo, Leccino, Carolea, Frantoio… Curiosities: The name comes from the municipality of Taggia (located in … Read moreTaggiasca olive tree