SYNONYMS: Caninese, Montignoso, Oliva canina, Olivastro canino, Olivella
ORIGIN: Latium and Umbria
USE: Oil / Pollinator
TREE: Very wide spread in the regions of Latium and Umbria, a tree of great size and of a tall upright shape with a compact crown. The leaves are medium-large size, narrow and gray green in color.
FRUIT: A typical oil variety. It has small fruit (1-2 grams), spherical in shape. At harvest, the olives are never all black because the maturation is late (December) but spread out. The yield is high and alternate. The oil yield is moderate (15-16%) but the quality of the product is good.
AGRONOMY: Self sterile with a low ovarian abortion rate (15-20%). This variety is endowed with good productivity even in different climatic environments. Pollinators: Razzo, Maurino, Moriaolo, Olivone, Frantoio, Pendolino, Leccino. Especially resistant to olive knot, the cold, to the olive fly and to the wind.
COMMENTS: It has a late maturation and is usually the last variety to be harvested in the various areas of cultivation. It adapts well to coastal zones as well as to elevations up to 1,650 feet.