Olivo Semidana

The Semidana olive variety is traditional from the province of Oristano (west-central Sicily). It is also possible to find old specimens of this variety in central Sicily.

At present, interest in the variety has improved thanks to its adaptation to the cultivation of olive groves in hedgerows ( Arbequina ,  Koroneiki , Arróniz ,  Frangivento , Arbosana , Blanqueta …)

Curiosities: the name derives from the word Semidas , which refers to the plantation of this olive tree as a marker of boundaries and paths. In addition, the Semidana olive variety is part of genetic research programs , to clarify the genes that influence the productivity of olive varieties .

Names or synonyms : the Semidana olive tree is also called: Olia de Riola , Olivo Terzo Grande , Olieddu Terzu and Terza .

Characteristics of the Semidana olive tree

The Semidana olive tree is currently expanding within its traditional area. It is a variety that is not very sensitive to diseases and performs well in hedgerow plantations.

Productivity : the Semidana olive variety is entering early production . This and its high productivity , makes it begin to plant olive groves in hedges.

Vecería : Semidana is a variety with regular production (bit vecera).

Flowering : the Semidana olive tree is medium flowering and its pollen is partially self-compatible .

Vigor and bearing of the tree : the Semidana olive tree has medium vigor , is open bearing and has a medium crown density .

Leaf : the Semidana olive tree has leaves of elliptical-lanceolate shape and medium size .

Diseases : It is very resistant to the Prays attack and is moderately resistant to the repilo and tuberculosis . In general, their behavior in the face of diseases is good .

Semidana olive, morphological characteristics

The Semidana olive variety is used for the production of olive oil . Although the quantity of oil extracted in the mill ( industrial yield ) is medium-low, a high and constant quantity of olives can be produced. The high production together with the good valuation of the oil, make the variety profitable.

Maturation : the Semidana olive tree produces late and staggered ripening olives .

Size : the Semidana olive is of medium weight or size (3 grams).

Shape : the Semidana variety has olives of elliptical shape, slightly asymmetrical and with a pronounced nipple .

Skin color : Semidana olives , the skin reaches a violet color at maturity . It has large and numerous lenticels .

Pulp : Despite its acceptable size, it is not used for table olives.

Yield : the Semidana olive tree has medium-low yield olives .

Uses : good valuation for the production of high quality olive oil .

Advantages : high and constant productivity. Adaptation to the olive grove in hedge (high density).

Disadvantages : low fat yield.

 Extra Virgin olive oil Semidana

The olive oil Extra Virgin Semidana, is a fluid oil, pleasant aroma and intense flavor.

Flavor : the Semidana olive tree produces a fruity olive oil of medium-high intensity, with bitter and spicy touches of medium-low intensity. The olive leaf aroma is especially intense, although notes of artichoke, green almond, tomato and berries are also detectable.

Properties: the olive oil Semidana has content means linoleic acid (10%) and oleic (70%), with high presence of Polyphenols (400).

Price : Semidana Extra Virgin olive oil can be purchased at € 17 / liter.

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