DOEBLI Country: Syria Purpose: Dual-purpose (table and oil) Distribution: Latakia, Tartus and Tel-Kalakh, occupies more than 10% of the country’s olive-growing area. Synonyms: “Daebli”, “Daibli”, “Dermlali”, “Dhremlali”, “Tamrani”, “Temprani” Agronomic and commercial considerations: This variety adapts well to damp areas; however, it is not very tolerant to drought. Its rooting ability is medium. It...

SOURY Country: Lebanon Purpose: Dual-purpose (table and oil) Diffusion: Native to northern Lebanon, also widespread in neighboring countries such as Israel, Jordan and Syria. Synonyms: “Grande Ayrouni”, “Hai Youdi”, “Hedai”, “Hidri”, “Rasisi”, “Sferhi”, “Shouri”, “Souri Folino”, “Souri Lod”, “Surry”, “Sury”, “Bayadi”, “Beladi”. Agronomic and commercial considerations: The name Soury derives from the word Sour,...

TOFFAHI Country: Egypt Purpose: Table olive Distribution: Giza, Al-Fayyum, Ban-Suwaif. It has also spread to Tunisia, Algeria, Syria and Argentina. Synonyms: “Teffahi”, “Olivo Mela”, “Pomme”, “Pommette”, “Tefahi”, “Tefha”, “Tafahi”, “Titah”, “Tofahi”, “Toffai”, “Touffahi” Agronomic and commercial considerations: Rustic plant with medium rhizogenic capacity. It is a self-compatible variety with early flowering, as well as...

PICUAL Country: Spain Purpose: Oil Distribution: is the most important variety in Spain in terms of diffusion. It occupies more than 600,000 hectares. Synonyms: “Andaluza”, “Blanco”, “Corriente”, “De aceite”, “De calidad”, “Fina”, “Jabata”, “Lopereño”, “Marteño”, “Morcona”, “Nevadillo”, “Nevadillo blanco”, “Nevado”, “Nevado blanco”, “Picúa”, “Salgar”, “Temprana”. Agronomic and commercial considerations: It is considered a rustic...

FRANTOIO Country: Italy Purpose: Oil Distribution: Central Italy, but it is also widespread in many other countries. Synonyms: “Bresa fina”, “Comune”, “Correggiolo”, “Crognolo”, “Frantoiano”, “Gentile”, “Infrantoio”, “Laurino”, “Nostrato”, “Oliva lunga”, “Pendaglio”, “Pignattello”, “Raggio”, “Raggiolo”, “Rajo”, “Razza”, “Razzo”, “Solciaro”, “Stringona”. Agronomic and commercial considerations: This is a variety of high and constant productivity. Appreciated for...

KATO DRYS Country: Cyprus Purpose: Dual-purpose (table and oil) Distribution: It is spreading especially in the new plantations realized in Cyprus Synonyms: Clone of the “Local” variety. Agronomic and commercial considerations: Archaeological excavations have brought to light in the Neolithic sites, the remais of ancient stone mills together with the remains of olive...

BUGA Country: Slovenia Purpose: Oil Distribution: Slovenia, Istria, Croatia, Friuli – Venezia Giulia Synonyms: “Belica”, “Campeglio”, “Medeazza”, “San Rocco”, “Istarsk Belica”, “Tonda di Villa”, “Fiaschetti”, “Sbusa”, “Feminskula”, “Busiaro”, “Boga”, “Busa”, “Buza”. Agronomic and commercial considerations: The variety is self-incompatible. It blossoms at the same time as “Bianchera” and “Rocca Bernarda”, even if the fruit set...

BARNEA Country: Israel Purpose: Dual-purpose (table and oil) Distribution: Mainly cultivated in Galilee, however, due to its characteristics, it has also spread to other countries. Synonyms: K18 Agronomic and commercial considerations: This variety was created recently and is also known as K18 due to its cultivar number. It is the predominant cultivar found in...

LASTOVKA Country: Croatia Purpose: Oil Distribution: It occupies the 5% of the country’s olive-growing area. It is the most cultivated variety in the Korčula island, where it covers approximately 50% of the area used for olive cultivation. Synonyms: “Velica”; “Lastova ”. Agronomic and commercial considerations: Medium hardiness variety with high rhizogenic capacity. It is...

MISSION Country: United States of America Purpose: Dual-purpose (table and oil) Distribution: California, especially in the Sacramento Valley. Synonyms: “Mammoth”, “Misionera”, “Misiones”, “Trilye” Agronomic and commercial considerations: It has become the most important table olive variety in California, accounting for 50% of production. We first found the Mission variety in the orchards of the...