'Frantoio' Olive tree
The 'Frantoio' Olive tree , coming from Tuscany, is one of the most uniformly spread olive trees on the national territory, but being now very popular and well-known, it is also grown abroad. Medium-sized and vigorous tree with enlarged and moderately dense foliage. The main branches are gnarled, while the long and thin fruiting branches with a dating top. Fruiting is high and constant. The ideal harvest period is around mid-November. Fruits are not suitable for canteen use.
- Vase: 22cm, Height: 150/170cm
Cultivation and Care:
The 'Frantoio' 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.