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Leccio del Corno: This native Tuscan cultivar isn't very widespread, perhaps because its olives do not offer an abundant yield of oil and the production varies. A highly vigorous plant, it has a dense and wide head, hanging branches and close internodes: because of its majestic appearance it has always been used as an ornamental plant. Flowering is of middle to high intensity and usually occurs between the end of May and the beginning of June. The flowers of the Leccio del Corno are incompatible and therefore the presence of other olive plants is required for pollination. (In our olive groves we have had excellent results with the Pendolino). The drupes are an oval shape and small in size (especially in high production years), and they have the unique characteristic of being grouped in bunches. The darkening in color, and therefore the consequential maturation, are surely among the latest of the entire collection of Tuscan olives. They have excellent resistance to cold and disease.

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