MANZANILLA de SEVILLA
SYNONYMS: MANZANILLA , MANZANILLA de DOS HERMANAS
ORIGIN: ANDALUSIA (SPAIN)
TREE: A vigorous plant with a rising habit. The crown has long pendulant branches, while the leaves are medium-small elliptical and bright green in color.
FRUIT: Used for table fruit, it is spherical, slightly asymmetrical with a rounded top and bottom. The olives (3-5 grams in weight) are picked very early (September), when they are green. The pulp is 85-88% of the fruit.
AGRONOMY: Self-sterile variety that is very productive and only slightly alternate bearing. Pollinator: Gordal Sevillana. Good resistance to cold and to changes in the weather.
COMMENTS: This is the most important Spanish cultivar. These olives are appreciated on the international markets for the recognizable shape of the fruit, the ease of removing the pit and for the excellent quality of the flesh.