QUERCETANO – OIL VARITY
Quercetana is a cultivar typical of the Versilia area. Native to Querceta, a fraction of Seravezza (LU), it is spread all around Versilia and in some areas in the Province of Massa.
Quite rustic, medium-sized plant with an erect growth habit, dense foliage and pendulous branches. Flowering is late, if compared to the Frantoio variety (end of May-June), and so is ripening (end of November-December), which is also gradual. Being self-incompatible, it needs pollinators. Cuttings have a scarce rooting ability, so it is often obtained through grafting.
Flowers have a percentage of 21% of abortion of the ovary. Fruits are ellipsoidal and have a centred diameter; olives are usually small.
Oil yield is around 15-18%. Quercetano oil has a slightly fruity flavour and an intense yellow-green colour.