Coratina Olive Tree
For their ability to adapt, the Coratina olive trees are a great choice for cultivation as they are able, without major problems, to grow in various soils, event if the soils are full of stones or with high concentration of limestone. The trees are of medium size, yet with rather broad trunks, with short branches and can root without any complications or problems, which is actually the major component to their ability to adapt.
Besides, amongst other qualities, they are truly resistant to adverse climatic conditions and to many diseases, which makes them perfect for an eco-farm, where no chemical substances are used to fight against parasites and various pathologies.
In terms of productivity, the plant variety is distinguished by its early crop and ability to fructify in the first year of lifespan. Yet, it has one drawback, i.e. yield inconsistency depending on the maturity stage during the cycle.
Maturity is much later than of other olive tree varieties; in fact, the crops are ready to be collected between November and January. Oil yield is quite high, therefore Coratina is one of the varieties much appreciated by farmers.