Also known as: GROUSSAN
Area of origin: FRANCE
TREE: Planted widely in the Bouches-du-Rhône. This variety is very vigorous with an erect habit and medium density to the canopy. The leaves are lanceolate and of medium length and width.
FRUIT: Spherical in shape and of medium weight. The fruit has a low content of oil that is quite fragrent but does not last long. Freestone, the fruit is used primarily for making sweet tasting black olives.
AGRONOMY: This variety roots poorly and is often grafted. Bearing is intermediate but can be accelerated by irrigation and fertilization. Flowering and ripening are intermediate. Production is medium and constant. Self-incompatible, Boutellian or Aglandau are pollenators
COMMENTS: Resistant to cold, draught and Verticillium Wilt. Sensitive to olive scale, olive moth and olive fly.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
Bella di Cerignola
Nocellara del Belice
Lechin de Sevilla
Hills of Santa Cruz
Dolce di Morocco