Production area: Jaén.

Features: Oil smell and fruity flavor of olives, green grass, bitter.

Its synonyms are known as: Marteña, Lopereña and Nevadillo Blanco.

Is the least “vecera” of all the varieties cultivated in Spain, ie maintain a constant average rate of production and total fat is the highest, but it is very resistant to water stress and frost ice extended over five days.

Good resistant to Verticillium Dalihae.

Picual or Lopereña or Marteña or Nevadillo Blanco: It is the most important and widespread, accounting for 50 % of production in Spain and around 20 % of world production.

Its production is centered in the province of Jaen, which is native, with almost 91 % of the plantation, and in the provinces of Badajoz, Granada and Cordoba.

Variety of easy vegetative propagation by cuttings.

High sprouting capacity after severe pruning.

Entry into early production and high productivity and consistent.

Flowering time and is considered self-fertile half.

Early maturity and low resistance to detachment, making it easier to harvest mechanically.

It is tolerant to cold, salinity and excess soil moisture.

It is sensitive to drought and acidic soil.

Its oil is of high quality natural chemical qualities.

Variety is a more stable and higher proportion of oleic acid.

Strong fruity flavor of olives. Its stability makes it very resistant to rancidity.

It is extremely rich in vitamin E and oleic acid.

Its flavor is stronger than others, which is why it apart and different from the rest.

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