Together with “Picual”, “Arbequina” and “Hojiblanca”, this variety is one of the leading varieties of Spanish origin. Together with the “Arroniz” variety, they represent the top in terms of winter hardiness.
Olive trees grow much faster than you think - nevertheless, some varieties grow more happily than others - so this variety is especially for our impatient seedling fans, as it is one of the fastest growing olive varieties. Up to 50 cm increase in height is possible in the first year!
For our olive friends with a penchant for yield perfection: Basically self-pollinating, “Cornicabra” is happy in the company of the “Arbequina” variety.
The incredible winter hardiness and ability to survive drought, even in the fruiting phase, better than many other varieties probably make it one of the most important varieties for the future of olives in Austria.
“Cornicabra” is considered particularly susceptible to tubercle disease (olive cancer), which overgrows the trunk with the growths that are particularly characteristic of the olive tree. Since many trees have been living with it for hundreds of years, you don't have to worry about it.