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

ALSO KNOWN AS: NUCIDDARA, NEBBA, TUNNA, MAZZARA
AREA OF ORIGIN: SICILY
DIFFUSION AREA: Southern Italy.
TREE: The variety is characterized by the shape of its branches and by the expansive crown of modest growth. The leaves are lanceolate, large and intense green in color.
FRUIT: The fruit has a notable weight (5-7 grams) with a large base and rounded top. The flesh, which is very consistent in texture and prized for brining, represents 85-88 % of the fruit. The maturation is late but if the fruit is for canning, the harvest is over before winter.
AGRONOMICAL CHARACTERS: The plant is self-incompatible, of medium and consistent productiveness. Pollinators: include Giarraffa, Biancolilla. It is partially resistant to cold and diseases such as peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum) and olive knot (Pseudomonas savastanoi).
OIL CONTENT: 20%. The oil is light and perfumed.
HARVEST TIME: From September to November in Italy.
OTHER CHARACTERS: It prefers a deep moist soil. It owes its wide spread planting to the bounty of its production.