A vigorous plant with a very dense crown of an upward shape. the fruit is light green at harvest. Large sized fruits (8-10 g) are excellent for table use. Produces a light type of oil. Good resistance to cold and the olive fruit fly. Ascolana requires pollination with another variety such as: Leccino, Frantoio, Pendelino for abundant crops. Olive trees bear fruit early in their life and will often produce the year after they are planted. Hardy to 12 degrees.
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