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BIANCOLILLA ASCOLANA TENERA CORATINA FRANTOIO LECCINO MAURINO
MORAIOLO NOCELLARA DEL BELICE PENDOLINO ARBEQUINA KORONEIKI KALAMATA  
BIANCOLILLA

ALSO KNOWN AS: BIANCUZZA, RIZZA, BIANCOLIDDA, BIANCHETTA, SIGRUNA, NAPOLETANA.
AREA OF ORIGIN: SICILY
DISTRIBUTION AREA: Southwestern Sicily.
TREE: A plant of great vigor with a dense crown and expansive habit. The leaves are medium-small, lanceolate and dark green.
FRUIT: An oil cultivar with symmetrical oval-conical fruit and medium weight (2.5-3.0g). At harvest the olives are distinctive red-violet color.
AGRONOMICAL CHARACTERS: A partly self incompatible variety that is greatly aided in setting fruit by cross pollination. A variety of elevated production, but with a tendency towards alternate bearing. Good resistance to cold, drought and to peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum).
OIL CONTENT: Medium, 15% to 18%, very aromatic and excellent quality.
HARVEST TIME: Harvesting starts in early October, goes to mid-November in Sicily.
OTHER CHARACTERS: The ideal condition for this variety is high southern hills if the climate and soil are good. Biancolilla is a good pollinator for other oil varieties.