Empeltre


This variety is cultivated in Aragon area, good oil quality, and quite rustic. It is normally grafted.

DENOMINATION

Its name comes from its rootstock. It is also named as Aragonesa, Fina, Zaragozana.

LOCATION

It is located in the Ebro valley, mainly in Zaragoza province. It is also cultivated in the Balearic Islands where we can find very old trees of this variety.

AGRICULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS

It is a grafted variety. Regular and high production. Early ripening and easy to pick. It is quite rustic and poor and dry soils resistance. It is also resistant to cool and verticillium wilt. Sensitive to leaf spot disease, tuberculosis and olive-fly.

MORPHOLOGY

Leaf: flat, elliptical-lanced shape
Fruit: elongate, truncated  base, round tip shape.
Stone: Pointed base and tip. Mucro.

PRODUCT

High quality oil, with high fat content yield. It is also used for dressing in Californinan black style, with a valued crumpled, rancid fruit.