Frantoio

Purpose: Table Olives & Oil
Pollination: Self-fertile
Bears Fruit: 1-2 years
Fruit: medium, oval
Oil Production: 17-22%
Mature Height: Dwarf 10-15 ft., Full Size 25-30 ft.
Requirements: 1/2 day Sun

Origin: Italy

Frantoio is the most noted olive oil variety of Tuscany, Italy, and one of the most highly acclaimed oil varieties in the world. The variety is self pollinating with high, constant productivity. Frantoio olive oil can be characterized as very fruity with a wonderful aroma. As well as being extremely fruity the oil also has a hint of green apple, with a scent of green leaves and grass, a small bitterness and more so pungent flavor, although nonetheless the sensation which this olive oil leaves is sweet, somewhat astringent and an almond flavor.

Olive trees come potted and are self-fruitful, except where noted. Even if pollinizer is not required, mixing varieties will help increase yields. Evergreen, long-lived, beautiful ornamental with soft gray-green foliage. Plant in early spring. The slow growing trees reach about 25’–30’ in maturity. Thrives in hot summers but will tolerate coastal regions too.