It is a variety widely cultivated in Tuscany also in the north of Italy, very rustic and productuve. Leccino olive leaves are also interesting for ornamental purposes due to their beautiful and thick foliage. It gives a good yield of olive oil and its olives are also excellent for canteen. Vigorous tree, the crown is ample and expansive with many pendulous small branches which are curved at the tip. Its exposure is sunny and well sheltered from cold winds. The temperature of Leccino olive tree is mild thanks the Mediterranean basin.
One of the important characteristic is its soil that it prefers the calcareous clay soils, fresh and well drained, but it also adapts to stony and calcareous soils. For what to concern the fertilization, before planting it is preferable to give a good fertilization based on manure and mineral fertilizers. At the beginning of spring it is good to give a good complete mineral and organic fertilizaation.
Origin of the olives: Barletta, Apulia, Italy Variety: 100% Coratina Harvest: November – December Extraction method: Brought to mill within 6 hours from olive picking – cold pressing at 25° Acidity: 0,14% Polyphenols: 672 mg/kg Tocopherols: 150 mg/kg Shelf life: 18 months from bottling Packaging: glass bottle