BELLA di CERIGNOLA
Area of origin: PUGLIA
TREE: A variety from Puglia of medium vigor with a contained but rather dense crown. It has a spread out shape with a tendency towards a weeping habit. The leaves are of medium size, elliptical, narrow and tapered at the ends with limited surface area of dark green color on the upper side.
FRUIT: For the table it has a notable weight (8-12 grams), its shape is ellipsoidal, asymmetrical with a sub-conical top and flattened base. It is used mostly for preserving green table olives. The olives matures early (October). The flesh is of dense consistency representing about 75% of the fruit. It is also possible to get a quantity of good oil (16-19%).
AGRONOMY: Medium high production, it is self-sterile with ovarian abortion that can reach almost 60%. Pollinators: Maurino, Coratina, Pendolino, Frantoio, Leccino, Olivastra. This tree is moderately resistant to the most common diseases of the olive.
COMMENTS: It requires fertile land and good cultural practices. It responds well to irrigation and is predominately prized for the size and beauty of its fruit.