Diffusion: Central Italy, Umbria.
Use: for oil
plant characterized by a high “rusticity” ideal for hills areas. It presents some difficulties on healing cuts from pruning. The root growth is high. It starts the production in early season. As reported in literature the cultivar Moraiolo isn’t self pollinating unlike other plants such as Maurino, Pendolino, Morchiaio, Lazzero, Razzio, Maremmano, Americano, Rosino, Mignolo. Blossoming occurs on intermediate period. Ovarian abortion don’t exceed 20% and the flowers present a high production of pollen.
Maturation is gradual. Productivity is high and constant. Fruits are often clustered. The content in oil is high and appreciated for the characteristic “fruity” taste and for the contents of “squalene” and polyphenols. Moraiolo can suffer from olive trees diseases such as “cicloconio”, “rogna”, “gufaggine”, “carie”. It bears soil with low humidity level and sea winds. Of this cultivar have been identified many ecotypes.