Livita Plus variety
The best for the super high density olive farming
For the super high density olive farming system Livita Plus, Buccelletti uses plants grown in its mother field located in Castiglion Fiorentino (AR) in Tuscany, certified viruses and bacteria free from the National Research Council.
Buccelletti has selected the 6 most suitable cultivars for the Livita Plus cultivation method: Arbequina AT01®, Arbosana, Koroneiki, Maurino, Leccio del Corno and Piantone di Mogliano.
More Italian varieties coming soon...
The selection of the varieties is motivated by the characteristics of these cultivars which, in the face of agro-scientific tests, have proved to be ideal for the super-intensive olive farming system. They guarantee an excellent response to a wide mechanization of the processes and also for their high adaptability. The peculiarity of these specific varieties, in fact, is due to the resistance to cold, to the uniform maturation and to the adaptability to a continuous production, which is constant over the years.
For the Arbequina AT01®, Arbosana and Koroneiki varieties, on each hectare of land, an average of 1,666 olive trees are planted 1.5 m away. For the Maurino, Leccio del Corno and Piantone di Mogliano varieties, on the other hand, an average of 1250 olive trees are planted 2 meters away.
Italian cultivars for the super-intensive olive farming: our promise
Thanks to the continuous scientific research conducted by Buccelletti, we have made sure that the Livita Plus brand was synonymous with Made in Italy olive growing. Already today it is possible to adopt the high density farming system using Italian olive varieties: Piantone Mogliano, Maurino, Leccio del Corno and Favolosa FS-17.
But we promise you: shortly, we will release on the market new Italian genotype cultivars for super-intensive olive growing.
In fact, for 5 years a genetic improvement program has been active which has led to the development of 16 selections of Italian genotype, currently under patent. These new olive varieties should be released by 2020.