DOLCE AGOGIA – TABLE AND OIL VARIETY
It is one of the most appreciated Umbrian varieties of native olives and, together with the Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino varieties, it contributes to the production of the PDO Umbrian oil.
This tree can adapt to different climatic and pedological conditions. Its fruit-bearing branches are erect and the terminal bud can even grow into a flower. It has a good rooting ability. It has an early starting age of fructification. It is a self-incompatible cultivar. Flowering is late and often, in the olive-blossom, there is an excessive number of flowers. It has a medium rate of abortion of the ovary, while fruit set is sometimes limited. Productivity is medium and biennial. Ripening is early. Drupes have a high resistance to detachment and are sensitive to olive fruit fly’s attacks. This cultivar is sensitive to poor water conditions, but is particularly resistant to cold. In the literature, a singular resistance to bird’s eye spot disease and scab has been reported.
Medium oil content. The proportion pulp/stone is 4.7 and its fruits are also used for the production of cured black olives.