This cultivar originates in Sicily and is used for natural green processing and for high quality oil extraction. Although there are many different “Nocellara”-type cultivars in Sicily, this is currently the only representative in South Africa.
Fruit is medium large, about 5 to 8 g, roundish, medium flesh to pit ratio and freestone.
Nocellara del Bellice is very susceptible to anthracnose, olive leaf spot, and the major soil-borne root diseases, but shows some resistance to Cercospora.
SA Olive introduces “FOLLOW THE OLIVE”
An in-depth look at the journey our beloved olives take from as early as being planted to the end of their life-cycle… being tasted and enjoyed! We look forward to sharing snippets of fun and fascinating information with you over the course of the year.