Olive Ravece

The Ravece olive tree is a hundred-year-old variety of olive tree spread mainly in the Italian provinces of Campania (Naples) and Avellino (Irpinia).

In Irpinia it is the main variety, with about 60% of the olive grove area , ahead of more popular varieties such as Ogliarola , Leccino or Frantoio . The first testimonies about the origin of the Ravece olive variety date from the 16th century in Irpina, where it has been cultivated for nearly 500 years .

Names or synonyms : the Ravece olive tree, is also known by: Curatone , Curatona , Ravece di Ariano Irpino (in Avellino) , Olivona and Ravaiola .

Characteristics of the Olive Tree Ravece

Productivity : the Ravece olive variety is an entry into medium production and medium-high productivity .

Vecería : the Ravece olive tree has regular productions (it is rare).

Flowering : the ripening date is medium and it is self-sterile . It is habitually pollinated with the Pendolino and Maurino olive varieties .

Vigor and bearing of the tree : the Ravece olive tree has medium-low vigor , is erect and has a medium-low crown density.

Leaf : Ravece has a medium-sized , elliptical-lanceolate leaf .

Diseases : Ravece olive tree has good resistance to drought and repilo , is moderately sensitive to tuberculosis and has some sensitivity to fly attacks .

Multiplication : it has a good rooting ability .

Ravece olive, morphological characteristics

Maturation : the Ravece olive variety has late maturation .

Size : the Ravece olive tree has the medium size olive (3 grams).

Shape : the Ravece olive has an ovoid, elongated and slightly asymmetric shape .

Skin color : Ravece olive, ripe with wine-red-violet skin . It has numerous and small lenticels .

Pulp : medium to good pulp / stone ratio, although not used for dressing.

Yield : the olives of the Ravece olive tree have medium yield (15-17%).

Collection : resistance to detachment is medium.

Uses : it is used for the production of oil, well valued for its organoleptic characteristics.

Advantages : not very sensitive to drought and repilo. Prized olive oil.

Disadvantages : insufficient yield, less productive than other varieties.

 Ravece Extra Virgin olive oil

The olive oil Extra Virgin Ravece, is a highly valued by consumers oil. Its flavor is fruity of medium-high intensity together with medium-level spicy and bitter characters. It is possible to detect aromas that remind us of tomato, green grass and more subtle of artichoke and green almonds.

Properties: the olive oil Ravece comprises a medium-high percentage of oleic acid (73-76%) and has a significant presence of polyphenols (470).

Price : you can find different Italian brands with Ravece monovarietal oil , this Extra Virgin olive oil can be purchased at € 15-20 / liter.

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Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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