This cultivar is widespread mainly on the inland Murgia hills. It was originally grown in the countryside around the town of Gravina and is now being rediscovered by local producers. The hill climate means that the trees need no type of crop treatment and this guarantees a perfectly wholesome and mature product.
CELLINA DI NARDO'
It is widespread in the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto. High and vigorous tree with a thick foliage and soaring trunk, it has a good and steady oil yield.
CIMA DI MELFI
Originating in the Vulture, it was spread in Apulia nearly 50 years ago. High vigorous tree, it has thick foliage and large trunk, high and consistent bearing and an average oil yield.
CIMA DI MOLA
It is widespread in the south- east part of Bari and the neighbouring provinces of Brindisi and Taranto. High and very vigorous tree, it has thick foliage and a very alternate bearing.
It is grown in the whole Apulian region, mostly in the provinces of Bari and Foggia. This medium vigour tree has a quite large trunk and a very high fruitfulness and oil output.
It is mostly widespread in the province of Taranto. High vigour tree with a soaring trunk and thick foliage, it has a medium-low fruitfulness and medium oil yield.
It is grown in the provinces of Brindisi, Taranto and the south- east part of Bari. Its trunk is soaring and large and the early bearing is high and consistent.
OGLIAROLA BARESE or CIMA DI BITONTO
It is mostly grown in the north -east part of Bari and is a medium vigour tree with leaning fruit-bearing branches and a good but alternate fruitfulness. It starts to bear fruits very early and has a very high oil output.
It is grown in the Gargano area. This rapid-growth tree has a medium fruitfulness and alternate bearing. The oil yield is very high.
This cultivar is widespread in the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto. This rustic tree has a large and soaring trunk, high alternate bearing during the best crops and high oil output.
It is sporadically widespread in the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. It is a medium vigour tree with thick foliage and large trunk. It starts to bear fruits very early but has low oil content.
This cultivar is uncommon and found sporadically widespread in Puglia. It is not very rustic and does not adapt easily, but provides good yields, especially with abundant irrigation. It blooms in mid-May after Puglia's most common oil-producing varieties. Its oil yield is low.
It is sporadically widespread in the provinces of Bari and Brindisi. High vigour tree with a large and soaring trunk and a medium-thick foliage, it has an early fruitfulness and ripening.