Frantoio is Italian and means something like “oil mill” - as is often the case when naming olive varieties, the name says it all here, because the old Italian variety, which is mainly propagated in Spain, can significantly increase the harvest and thus the production of valuable olive oil .
As mentioned in some of our posts, many varieties are not self-pollinating - Frantoio is - and not only that, but this variety is one of those varieties that is compatible with most other Italian varieties, such as the typical Tuscan variety "Leccino", and so on, Thanks to the genetic diversity of pollen at the time of flowering, the yield quantity is naturally improved.
If you like Italian olive oil, you should expose a few trees of the variety to another “elite variety” such as “Bianchera”.
As with many hardy varieties, the leaves are thick, rich dark green and broad. If you want a more exotic olive look, you can also combine this variety with “Pendolino”, “Maurino” or the Spanish “Hojiblanca”.