Distribution: Peloponnese, Zákintos, Crete, Samos. It covers about 50-60%of the country’s olive growing acreage.
Synonyms: “Koroni”; “Kritikia”; “Ladolia”; “Psylolia”
Agronomic and commercial considerations: This is the chief oil variety of Greece. It has a medium tooting ability. It comes into bearing early and it flowers early. Its time of ripening is early to intermediate. Productivity is high and constant. The oil yield is high, and the oil rated highly. It has a very high content of oleic acid and very high stability. It is resistant to drought but does not tolerate cold; for this reason, in Crete at altitudes of more than 400-500 meters above sea level it is replaced by the “Mastoidis” variety. It is resistant to olive leaf spot (Cycloconium oleaginum) and moderately resistant to verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae) but sensitive to olive knot (Pseudomonas savastanoi).