Denomination and Synonymy


Originally from the Penedès region in Spain, it probably received its name from the Tarragona town of L’Arboç.

Cultivation area

It is currently being spread throughout its zone of origin. Since it is one of the varieties used on super-intensive plantations, it is being planted in many countries on several continents.

Agronomic and Commercial Benefits

A variety with a very high and constant productivity and very early entry into production. Low vitality, very attractive for intensive cultivations. Late ripening season. Average oil content (19-20%), although it is highly appreciated due to its organoleptic characteristics.

  • High rooting capacity

Resistance, tolerance and susceptibility

  • Olive Knot: Susceptible
  • Leaf Spot: Resistant
  • Verticillium: Susceptible

Morphological Characteristics

  • Fruit: Violet color when ripe with many small lenticels that are spherical and slightly asymmetric
  • Pit: Oval-shaped and symmetric