'Bosana' Olive Tree Vase 10cm, H120 / 130cm
Bosana is the most common olive cultivar in Sardinia. The etymology of the name is uncertain, but it could refer to an alleged origin in the territory of Bosa. Uncertain origin, based on various researches it can be excluded that the cultivar is of Spanish origin.
On-line Sale of the Bosana Olive Tree, available in the following sizes:
- Vase: 22cm, Height: 150/170cm
It is particularly widespread in all the olive-growing areas of central and northern Sardinia (Sassari, Nurra, Marghine, Planargia) and to a lesser extent in those of central and southern Sardinia. elliptical-lanceolate, flat, open apex, medium development. The olives are of medium size (2.5-3 g), slightly ovoid in shape, quite symmetrical, with the largest diameter towards the apex. The apex of the drupe rounded and devoid of umbo. The surface is sprinkled with numerous small lenticels. The veraison proceeds starting from the apex and is quite scalar. At maturity the color is black. It is a medium-late cultivar, in the Medio Campidano it ripens between November and December.Traditionally considered a dual-purpose cultivar, in reality it is mainly used for the extraction of oil, capable of giving good yields. The quality of the oil is high if the olives are harvested early, at the beginning of veraison. The larger-sized drupes are often destined for processing as table olives, both green and black. The property of not discolouring during processing is considered an advantage. For some years, thanks to the intervention of Luigi Veronelli, "bosana pitted oil" has been produced: the olives are crushed after they have been deprived of the stone, obtaining an exceptional product for elegance and finesse.
Cultivation and Care :
The Bosana Olive Tree, more than the minimum winter temperatures, however, fears the sudden changes in temperature that can cause splits in the trunks and branches. Some parts of the plant are particularly sensitive to the action of frost: the leaves, the buds and the bark. The latter is torn not only in the twigs, but also in the larger branches and in the trunk. The olive tree is a plant that prefers arid environments while it fears excessive humidity, except in spring, in correspondence with the maximum vegetative activity. Calcareous and dry soils are ideal, but good productions can also be had well in clayey soils, if well drained, and in sandy soils, as long as they are sufficiently irrigated.