Ascolana Tender Olive Tree

The olive cultivar Ascolana Tenera , also known as Ascolano, has its origin in the Italian territory of Ascoli Piceno, in the Italian region of Marche (Marche). The main olive groves are in the Marche region, their diffusion in central Italy is scarce. The main use of the Ascolana variety is the production of olives for table consumption (ascolana olives).

Curiosities : the variety needs loose and fresh soils of limestone composition to reach its productive potential.

Synonymy: other names by which Ascolana Tenera olive is known are: Oliva Dolce , Ascolano and Ascolana .

Characteristics of the Olivo Ascolana Tender

The variety of Ascolana olive allows for olives size very large (with similar or superior to Spanish varieties as gauge Gordal Sevillana , Alfafara , verdial , Weevil and Pajarero ).

Productivity : the Ascolana Tenera olive tree has medium productivity . It can be elevated under optimal growing conditions.

Vecería : Ascolano has a good productive regularity .

Flowering : it is self-incompatible and late flowering . The Ascolana Tenera olive tree can be pollinated with Santa Caterina , Itrana , Rosciola , Morchiaio and Giarraffa . In addition, she has a high ovarian abortion.

Vigor and bearing of the tree : the Ascolano olive tree is vigorous , with an erect bearing and a thick crown .

Leaf : Ascolana leaf is elliptical-lanceolate in shape and of medium size .

Diseases : the Ascolana Tenera olive variety is resistant to repilo , cold, limestone soils, tuberculosis and scale . It is especially sensitive to the attack of the fly , which is attracted by its large size.

Multiplication : the plant has good rooting capacity.

Ascolana olive, morphological characteristics

The Ascolana olive is appreciated in Italy, where it is seasoned in green and with traditional recipes (olive all’ascolana).

Maturation : Ascolana Tenera is an early maturing olive variety .

Size : the Ascolana olive tree has very large olives (average 7 grams). Some fruits can reach 10 grams. Thanks to their size, ascolana olives are quite well known internationally.

Shape : the Ascolana olive has an elliptical and slightly asymmetric shape , with an absent nipple.

Skin color : when ripe, the Ascolana olive reaches the black color . It has numerous and large lenticels.

Pulp : good pulp / stone ratio (6) and it is easy to detach the pulp from the stone. The usual way to remove the bitterness is to cook the olives with caustic soda .

Yield : the Ascolana Tenera olive tree produces olives of medium yield (17%).

Collection :

Uses : the Ascolana olive has a good aptitude for seasoning.

Advantages: variety of olives highly valued to eat ” olives a la ascolana “. In addition, it is resistant to various diseases.

Disadvantages : sensitive to the fly. Its production decreases if the land is not suitable.

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