The Itrana cultivar is native to the Italian region of Lazio. It’s produced primarily for table olives but is also used for milling into highly prized oil.
It has an elegant, grassy aroma. Its flavor is somewhat peppery but not bitter and has a light, citrus finish. The large fruit matures late in the season (November-December), showing a deep red wine color with white dust speckles. Yields are high.
Beautiful Waterwise Fruiting Specimen
Intense and fruity flavor, with bitter and spicy of average value. Among the aromas, the cut grass stands out, with more subtle touches of artichoke or tomato and a slight green almond feel.
Requires pollination, mostly commonly interplanted with Leccino, Pendolino and Olivastro.
Vigorous, has an erect bearing and glass of thick density
Water more frequently in extreme heat or containers. Newly planted olive trees will require more water to establish.
Well-drained, nutrient poor soil
Light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils all acceptable. Olive trees prefer well-drained soil and even grow well in nutritionally poor soil. Hot, rocky locations. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
Thrives in most average, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, but it is highly adaptable. Tolerates drought. Shelter young plants from winter extremes. Susceptible to olive fly.