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BARNEA

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

ALSO KNOWN AS: ARBEQUI, ARBEQUIN
AREA OF ORIGIN:

CATALONIA (SPAIN)

DIFFUSION AREA: Spain, Argentina, Chile.
TREE: A tree of medium vigor with a weeping shape. It has a crown of average size and produces a small amount of new wood each year. The leaves are elliptical lanceolate in shape and shiny dark green in color
FRUIT: Spherically symmetrical in shape, small in size (1.75 - 2.0 grams) with a rounded top. Fruit is black at maturation.
AGRONOMICAL CHARACTERS: A productive variety that enters into production early. This variety is considered rustic with good resistance to frosts and with high adaptability to different climates and soils (including poor ones). Susceptible to black scale (Saissetia oleae), peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum).
OIL CONTENT: The yield in oil is good (20 - 22%), of excellent quality with good organoleptic characteristics but often associated with low poliphenols content.
HARVEST TIME: Harvest occurs in mid season (the second half of November), but not all at once.
OTHER CHARACTERS:

A variety that adapts well to dense planting because of its small size, but it is poorly adapted to mechanical harvest by shaker because of the small size of the fruit, the pendant shape of the tree and the strong attachment of the fruit.