Koroneiki

Denomination and Synonymy

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A variety from Greece, where it is also known as Koroni, Kritikia, Ladolia and Psylolia.

Cultivation Area

Occupies 50-60% of the olive-growing surface area in its country of origin. Since it is one of the varieties used on super-intensive plantations, it is also being planted in many other countries on several continents.

Agronomic and Commercial Benefits

There is always strong interest in growing Koroneiki for super-intensive plantations due to its many benefits:

  • Average vitality
  • Open canopy
  • Very high productivity
  • Fat content around 20%, excellent oil quality and very stable
  • Very early entry into production

Resistance, Tolerance and Susceptibility

  • Olive Knot: Susceptible
  • Leaf Spot: Resistant
  • Verticillium: Moderately susceptible
  • Other: Resistant to drought, but does not tolerate cold

Morphological Characteristics

  • Leaf: Has a short, narrow leaf with an elliptic-spear shape
  • Fruit: Oval and slightly asymmetric; it ripens early
  • Pit: Small, long pit; slightly asymmetric