Thrives in most average, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, but it is highly adaptable. Must be planted near another olive variety 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.
Written references can be found near the end of the Middle Ages to Leccino, and it is considered generally one of the oldest cultivars from Italy. Leccino has become more popular over the past 50 years and is now commonly grown in California, Chile and Australia, among other olive oil growing regions.
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