Cultivars

The Greenleaf Olive Company’s olive trees are sourced from the best producers in the world. Select one of the options below to read more about the cultivar.

NameDescriptionOriginPurpose
Arbequinagreenleaf-arbequinaArbequina is one of the main varieties planted in Spain and has been widely planted in Argentina where it is one of the most productive varieties. The tree is hardy, has low vigour and a spreading medium to dense canopy. It comes into production early and has high and constant production.SpainOil
Arbesonagreenleaf-arbesonaArbesona Olive trees start producing olives after two years, and reach full fruiting in five years.Barcelona SpainOil
Barneagreenleaf-barneaBarnea is a vigorous tree with an erect growth habit and sparse canopy. This variety responds very well to modern olive production techniques and is ideally suited to mechanical harvesting. It comes into production early and has high and constant productivity under irrigation.IsraelOil
Coratinagreenleaf-coratinaCoratina is one of the most important Italian varieties, especially favoured in the area of Puglia, the largest olive growing area of Italy. This variety adapts very well to different growing environments and conditions.ItalyOil
Frantoiogreenleaf-frantoioFrantoio is of medium vigour and has a drooping medium dense canopy. It has an intermediate start to bearing, a constant and high productivity and is renowned for its adaptability. The Frantoio variety is the main variety of Tuscany and famous throughout the world.Tuscany, ItalyOil
Hojiblancagreenleaf-hojiblancaHojiblanca is the third most planted variety in Spain behind Manzanillo and Picual. It is a true dual-purpose variety. It is rated highly as a table fruit and produces excellent quality olive oil. Hojiblanca has medium to high vigour and an erect medium to dense canopy. It has an intermediate start to bearing with high productivity, but is prone to alternate bearing. Hojiblanca is also tolerant of calcareous soils.SpainDual
Koroneikigreenleaf-koroneikiKoroneiki is the main oil variety in Greece . The tree has medium to low vigour with a spreading and sparse canopy. It comes into production early and its productivity is high and constant. It has a medium rooting ability and is sometimes grafted.GreeceOil
Leccinogreenleaf-leccinoThe Leccino variety accounts for about 16% of the oil grown in Tuscany , and thus is one of that region’s main varieties. Leccino is a vigorous tree with a dense canopy. It adapts easily to various olive growing environments.Tuscany, ItalyOil
Picualgreenleaf-picualPicual is a medium vigour tree with a spreading and dense canopy. It comes into production early. In Australia it has started to bear heavy commercial crops before most other varieties. It shows constant and high productivity and is very hardy. The Picual variety represents about 90% of the olive trees planted in the Jaen region of Andalucia , Spain , the largest olive growing area in the world.SpainOil