SYNONYMS: Bianca, Bianchetta, Bianchetto, Biancolella, Biancolina, Biancuccia, Bianculidda, Biancuzza, Bruscarinu, Gaetana, Giarraffa, Imperialidda, Janculitta, Jancuzza, Marmorina, Marmurina, Napoletana, Niccittisa, Nocellara, Nuciddara, Ogliara, Pruscarina, Rizza, Signura, Siracusana, Ugliara
ORIGIN: Central Sicily
USE: Oil / Pollinator
TREE: A plant of great vigor with a dense crown and expansive habit. Capable of withstanding periods of low water availability. The leaves are medium-small, lanceolate and dark green. The growth rate of its root system is very high
FRUIT: An oil cultivar with symmetrical oval-conical fruit and medium weight (2.5-3.0g). At harvest the olives are distinctive red-violet color.
AGRONOMY: A partly self incompatible variety that is greatly aided in setting fruit by cross pollination. Pollinators for this variety include: Moresca, Zaituna, Tonda Iblea and Ogliarola Messinese. A variety of elevated production, but with a tendency towards alternate bearing. Good resistance to cold, drought and to peacock spot (Cycloconium oleaginum).
OIL CONTENT: Medium, 15% to 18%, very aromatic and excellent quality.
HARVEST TIME: Harvesting starts in early October, goes to mid-November in Sicily.
OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: The ideal condition for this variety is high southern hills if the climate and soil are good. Biancolilla is a good pollinator for other oil varieties