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RUSTIC AND RESISTANT CULTIVAR PRODUCES MEDIUM SIZE OLIVES OF GOOD PRODUCTIVITY WITH EXCELLENT OIL YIELD, IT IS ADAPTED TO RATHER COLD ZONES. NEEDS A POLLINATOR

 

FEATURES:

The olive tree is a very long-lived Mediterranean plant par excellence that loves dry and temperate climates, enduring extreme conditions of heat and drought, adapting to any type of soil as long as it does not stagnate humidity. It cannot withstand severe colds and frosts and it mainly suffers from drafts so its location in the garden must be sheltered and very sunny. Minimum installation distance 3 meters.

 

GROWING TIPS:

The olive tree does not need chemical treatments and fruiting begins towards the fifth year, the only adversity on the fruits that can be affected by the olive fly that lays the eggs inside them from which a worm develops, ruining their quality. The defense against this parasite can be done with biological control (favoring the onset of natural antagonists) or with a specific insecticide treatment when the olives are about to ripen. Pruning must be to thin out the foliage by removing the weak branches and must be practiced especially in spring with the foresight to destroy the cut branches to prevent wood parasites from spreading, during the winter make adequate organic fertilizations using products of natural origin suitable for organic crops!

 

GENERAL TIPS FOR PLANTING:

The potted plant can be planted all year round avoiding periods of frost or excessive drought, it is necessary to work the soil well and clean it from weeds after having prepared the hole free the plant from the pot avoiding breaking the clod and planting it keeping the point grafting on the surface, close the hole using soil mixed with fine earth, support the plant with a brace and wet abundantly. During the winter, carry out adequate pruning and organic fertilizations using products of natural origin suitable for organic cultivation!

 

IMPORTANT:

To obtain abundant productions it is always recommended to plant more varieties in order to guarantee good pollination, ALSO the quality of the oil improves considerably if you use olives from different cultivars!

 

OLIVO LECCINO

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