SYNONYMS: Aitana, Aitanella, Aitanesca, Attanesca, Auliva a acqua, Cicerone, Esperiana, Gaetana, Gitana, Iatanella, Itana, Oliva di Esperia, Oliva di Gaeta, Oliva grossa, Olivacore, Raitana, Reitana, Strano, Tanella, Trana, Velletrana
USE: Table / Oil
TREE: A very vigorous plant of large size and a tendency toward upward growth. The crown is compact, dense and is covered with medium-large leaves that are elliptical lanceolate in shape.
FRUIT: This cultivar used for both table and oil. The fruit are roundish, asymmetrical and of medium to large size (3-5 grams). At harvest the drupes are dark wine color, freckled with a whitish dusting. The oil is of good quality (average yield is 20%) pleasing in taste and very prized. The cured olives are very much in demand. Maturation is late (November, December-January).
AGRONOMY: Self sterile, very productive, with good resistance to the cold and to the most common olive pests. Its best pollinators are Leccino, Pendolino and Olivastro.
COMMENTS: A very rustic variety, good for both table and oil and of good adaptability to many of Italy’s olive producing regions.