MAURINO – OIL VARIETY
POLLINATOR (it pollinates from 5 to 10 % of all olive trees) for table and oil varieties.
Native to Lucca, Maurino is a cultivar spread on most of the Italian peninsula, especially in Central Italy.
It is quite vigorous, its main branches have an erect habit, its foliage is usually thick and closed, with pendulous branches with upward tips. Its popularity is not only due to its rusticity, but also to its pollen production, which is abundant and usually functional to many other varieties, like the Moraiolo or Pendolino. It is, in turn, pollinated by Moraiolo, Grappolo, Pendolino, Lezzero, Leccino aand Frantoio. Inflorescences have a medium length and a medium number of medium, big-sized flowers. Abortion of the ovary rate is 10% maximum. Veraison is uniform and usually early. Drupes have a good resistance to detachment, which diminishes as time goes by.
Fairly good but (slightly) alternate productivity, with a good oil yield (20-21%); oil is considered an excellent quality one, usually sweet and moderately fruity.