Project Description

Cultivar Profile

Itrana Olive Tree

Olea europaea ‘Itrana’
Itrana Olive Tree

Cultivar Profile

Itrana Olive Tree

Olea europaea ‘Itrana’

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.

Specifications

Fruiting

Fruiting

Beautiful Waterwise Fruiting Specimen

Olive Oil

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.

Bloom

Early Summer

Requires pollination, mostly commonly interplanted with Leccino, Pendolino and Olivastro.

Country

Italy

Type

Tree

Foliage

Gray-Green Color

Growth

Vigorous, has an erect bearing and glass of thick density

Size

Uses

Landscape and Commercial Use

Coastal Exposure, Container, Kitchen Garden, Mass Planting (high density), Specimen, Topiary

Zones

Hardiness

Hardy down 20 to 30 °F

Light

Full sun

Water

Once established, water occasionally.

Water more frequently in extreme heat or containers. Newly planted olive trees will require more water to establish.

Soil

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.

Care

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.

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