Carboncina, Carbogna, Ritornella
(area of origin: LAZIO)
Tree: Oil cultivar typical of central Italy. The plant of good development and with a clearly rising posture, has characteristic long and thin twigs that become pendulous under the load of the fruits. The leaves are small and dark green.
Fruit: Drupe of small size (2g), slightly ellipsoidal, symmetrical, dark purplish when ripe. It is known for its high oil yield (21-25%) and for the quality of the product strongly appreciated in Sabina. Fruit ripening is early and contemporary.
Agronomic characteristics: Self-incompatible, high and constant productivity. Pollinators: Lea, Ascolana tenera, Sargano. It resists cold, caries, moth and mange.
Considerations: Often confused with the Tuscan Moraiolo, it is a rustic variety that adapts well to calcareous soils with low humidity and good exposure.