Those who work in the sector know that there are many varieties of olive trees and that each of these varieties is suitable for a different terrain and a particular microclimate; they also know that each olive tree has peculiar characteristics, is more or less resistant, productive, strong and produces fruits with a unique flavor and aroma.
Even the types of cultivation require olive trees that adapt well to different production methods: there is no guarantee that the variety that has always worked for traditional olive growing responds equally well in a super high density olive farming. Knowing the characteristics of each olive tree variety, knowing how it can react to a mechanical harvest and SHD olive orchard is essential to avoid wasting time and resources.
In this article we will talk about the best olive tree varieties to be used in a super high density olive planting, according to numerous studies conducted by Livita +.
Best super high density olive trees varieties
Livita+ has performed many agro-scientific tests before selecting the best olive tree varieties suited to the SHD olive orchard: all these olive oil plants have excellent resistance to cold, ripen evenly and respond well to the continuous production required by super high density olive farming. Here are the 6 selected cultivars.
Originally from Catalonia, it is a very common olive tree variety in Spain and it is one of the best super high density olive trees: it ensures an excellent yield and is particularly resistant to cold and has a long life.
High and constant productivity, reduced vigor and early production make this olive tree perfect for a super high density olive grove. It produces an oil with excellent organoleptic qualities.
It comes from Greece and has a very high productivity, with a fat yield of about 20% and an exceptional oil quality. It is a variety of olive that lasts over time and it’s resistant to drought.
Maurino is one of the best Italian olive oil plants for super high density olive growing. Typical of Tuscany, it has an early flowering and gives an oil of excellent quality, sweet and tendentially fruity.
Leccio del Corno
This olive tree variety is also from Tuscany, originally from San Casciano Val di Pesa, and this is also excellent for the production of a super high density olive orchard: it has a high vigor and is resistant to low temperatures.
Piantone di Mogliano
With a low vigor and a moderate bearing, this olive tree typical of the Macerata area is perfect for super high density olive groves. It produces large fruits, ideal both for oil extraction and for direct consumption.