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BARNEA

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

AREA OF ORIGIN:

ISRAEL

DISTRIBUTION AREA: Palestine, Australia, Argentina, Jordan and New Zealand.
TREE: Vigorous, erect-growing tree with thin fruiting branches. The crown is loose and open.
FRUIT: Medium-sized, elongated, bent, wide at the base and narrow at the apex. Often ending with a nipple. The green fruit has a rough surface. At green maturation the fruit is pale yellow-green, turning smooth with a deep black color at black maturation. The mesocarp is bright and has a smooth texture.
AGRONOMICAL CHARACTERS: Under irrigation, the tree develops a full-sized canopy and gives a commercial yield by the third year after planting under good management conditions. The cultivar needs summer irrigation to realize its full potential. Alternance is relatively small. Barnea responds well to mechanical harvesting. The cultivar has some resistance to Peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum). It has the potential to suffer from root rot in wet soils.
OIL CONTENT: Medium to high: under full irrigation, the oil content can reach the significant yield of 20-23%.
OTHER CHARACTERS:

Potential for heavy, early cropping. The cultivar was developed for oil extraction, but it is also suitable for high-quality black pickles.