The long-awaited and longed-for Olives are finally starting to emerge! That’s right, the most important and crucial time for our small olive trees has arrived: fruit set, the key stage of the olive tree life cycle. Read the article to find out how olives are born.
Curiosities about olive trees
From the end of March until the first days of May, the olive trees change their appearance and the first mignolas begin to grow on the branches. This stage is critical to the life cycle of the olive tree. But what exactly are “pinkies”? Read the article to find out more.
Olive trees, especially the centuries-old ones, are real living natural sculptures, witnesses of Salento culture as if they were historical monuments. They are characterized by the peculiar shape of the trunk, which is almost intertwined. How come? Read the article to find out.
There are many legends and stories in which the olive tree appears as a protagonist; one of the most famous and best known is the Greek legend of Athena and Poseidon, which tells the story of how the olive tree came into being. Read our full article to learn about olive tree legends.
The Fs-17 was born as an Italian clonal rootstock of olive trees, a variety known more simply as Favolosa; has been gaining momentum in recent years, given its proven resistance to the Xylella bacterium. In particular, it is very widespread in the areas of central Italy.
Leccino is a rustic variety of olive tree, resistant to the Xylella bacterium, very widespread in Italy and known abroad, which has Tuscan origins. It is aesthetically very pleasant, large in size and with drooping branches, similar to those of the weeping willow.