BIANCOLILLA

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BIANCOLILLA

SYNONYMS:   Bianca, Bianchetta, Bianchetto, Biancolella, Biancolina, Biancuccia, Bianculidda, Biancuzza, Bruscarinu, Gaetana, Giarraffa, Imperialidda, Janculitta, Jancuzza, Marmorina, Marmurina, Napoletana, Niccittisa, Nocellara, Nuciddara, Ogliara, Pruscarina, Rizza, Signura, Siracusana, Ugliara

ORIGIN: Central Sicily

USE:  Oil / Pollinator

TREE: A plant of great vigor with a dense crown and expansive habit. Capable of withstanding periods of low water availability. The leaves are medium-small, lanceolate and dark green. The growth rate of its root system is very high

FRUIT: An oil cultivar with symmetrical oval-conical fruit and medium  weight (2.5-3.0g). At harvest the olives are distinctive red-violet color.

AGRONOMY:  A partly self incompatible variety that is greatly aided in setting  fruit by cross pollination. Pollinators for this variety include: Moresca, Zaituna, Tonda Iblea and Ogliarola Messinese. A variety of elevated production, but  with a tendency towards alternate bearing. Good resistance to cold,  drought and to peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum).

OIL CONTENT: Medium, 15% to 18%, very aromatic and excellent quality.

HARVEST TIME: Harvesting starts in early October, goes to  mid-November in Sicily.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: The ideal condition for this variety is high southern hills if the climate and soil are good. Biancolilla is a good pollinator for other oil varieties

 

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

 

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