One of the Catizzone's olive-groves in Zagarise (Pantane area).*
The tree of the cultivar Carolea (called also Caroleo, Catanzarese, Nicastrese, Cumignana, Olivone) is of middle-tall vigor and has ample gait.
The foliage, in the shape of reverse pyramid, is provided with thin and erect sprigs. The leaves, of middle-big dimensions, are long, regular, of green light colour.
It is cultivated in Calabria, with fruits of around 4 grams, good productivity and middle yield. It withstands well the cold. It comes pollinated by the Nocellara Messinese.
The olives Carolea, because of their double attitude, can be used for the olive oil and for the table.
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