Thrives in most average, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, but it is highly adaptable. Prefers to be planted near another olive variety, such as Maurino, Coratina, Pendolino, Frantoio, Leccino, or Olivastra, for pollination. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Shelter young plants from winter extremes. This tree is moderately resistant to the most common diseases of the olive.