SYNONYMS: Berguette, Blanquette, Plant d’Aix, Verdale
USE: Table / Oil
TREE: This is a vigorous variety with a spreading habit and dense canopy, that is widely planted in the Alpes de Haute Provance and the Valcluse. The leaves are lanceolate, medium in length and narrow in width.
FRUIT: The fruit is medium in weight, ovoid and slightly asymmetric. Used for both oil and table the oil is considered of the finest quality because of its fruitiness. The oil content is medium and keeps very well. The fruit is clingstone.
AGRONOMY: This variety has good rooting ability. Productivity is medium and tends toward alternate bearing which can be controlled through pruning. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, cold and drought. Sensitive to olive scale. Highly self-incompatible. Cayon and Picholine are pollenators.
COMMENTS: An excellent oil variety often blended with other varieties to impart fruitiness and stability.