DOLCE AGOGIA – TABLE AND OIL VARIETY

CULTIVAR:

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.

CHARACTERISTICS:

This tree can adapt to different climatic and pedological conditions. Its fruit-bearing trees 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.

PRODUCTION:

Medium oil content. The proportion pulp/stone is 4.7 and its fruits are also used for the production of cured black olives.

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