ASCOLANA TENERA

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ASCOLANA TENERA


SYNONYMS:  Oliva Dolce

ORIGIN:  Marche and Central Italy

USE:  Table

TREE: A tree of great vigor with dense foliage and a tendency toward upward growth. The leaves are elliptical,  lanceolate, and medium in size with a brilliant green color.

FRUIT: The fruit is very large in size (8 to 10g), ellipsoidal, and slightly asymmetrical with a rounded, slightly sub-conical top. The fruit is light green in color at harvest and used as table fruit. The flesh represents about 86-87% of the fruit and is of a milky white color and can yield 16-18% oil by weight and is classified as a light oil.

AGRONOMY: An auto-incompatible cultivar with a high percentage of aborted ovaries. Pollinators: Santa Caterina, Itrana, Rosciola, Leccino, Giarraffa, Pendolino. Good resistance to cold and peacock spot. Susceptible to damage from the olive fly.

OIL CONTENT:16-18% by weight. Although the percentage of oil is not high its  quality is excellent.


 HARVEST TIME: In Italy, this variety is harvested early, from September 20th to October 15th

COMMENTS: This cultivar is prized and is used and appreciated all around the world.

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Detailed information on this and other varieties can found here:

http://www.oliveoilsource.com/varietalsfreame.htm

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Italian Varieties

 

Ascolana tenera

Bella di Cernignola

Biancolilla

Bosana

Canino

Carboncella

Casaliva

Coratina

Frangivento

Frantoio

Grignan

Itrana

Leccino

Maurino

Moriaolo

Nocellara del Belice

Ogliarola

Pendolino

Rosciola

Santa Caterina

Taggiasca

 

Spanish Varieties

 

Arbequina

Arbosana

Cornicabra

Empeltre

Hojiblanca

Lechin de Sevilla

Manzanilla

Picual

Picudo

Sevillano

 

French Varieties

 

Aglandau

Bouteillan

Cailletier

Cayon

Grossane

Luques

Picholine

Salonenque

Tanche

 

Greek Varieties

 

Amfissa

Kalamata

Koroneiki

Megaron

 

American Varieties

 

Jefferson

Lucca

Mission

 

Super High Density Varieties

 

Arbequina i-18

Koroneiki i-38

Arbosana i-43