The Aglandau olive tree variety is one of the most widespread rarities and is known for its ability to survive extremely harsh winters. In the 1950s there were exceptionally harsh winters in southern France and the olive trees of this particular variety mostly survived without major damage, despite long periods of permanent frost combined with extremely low temperatures. Due to this fact, the Aglandau has also established itself in Ukraine and Azerbaijan, where it is called “Nichitskaia”.
The fruits of this self-pollinating variety are approximately twice as large as most Italian or Spanish oil olives and are therefore also suitable for pickling as table olives.
The yield can be increased by exposing and thus introducing genetic diversity of pollen if you have one or more trees of the “Picholine” variety nearby.
- According to stories, this variety is said to have survived temperatures well below -20 degrees.
- Large table olive with a high oil content of outstanding quality - a special feature of this variety!
- Distributed from the south of France, through Ukraine to Azerbaijan
- Fruity, spicy olive oil, during a blind tasting you can see an Italian “mom” walking pasta.
- Bushy, dense growth