An old Istrian variety, cultivated predominantly in Istria’s northern olive-growing areas: Buzet, Buje, Umag, Novigrad, Motovun, Oprtalj.
Agro biological properties
Large, vigorous tree with a big trunk, broad foliage and long, solid branches. The fruit bearing branches are big, long and pliable. Leaves are long, tapered and silver-grey green. Drupes are medium to large in size and grow on a long stem. Much of this variety perished in the freeze of 1929, but it has completely recovered through propagation of sprigs from the stumps.
Good and regular.
Anemophile (wind-carried) fertilization. Cultivated with the other local varieties: Buga, Bjelica and Sim.
Resistance to adversities
Good resistance from common adversities.
Quality of the oil
Excellent. Fresh, bitter and spicy with a clean olive fragrance and sweet taste.