Characteristics of the picual olive tree:
Olea europaea L. var. Rostrata Clem. This is the scientific name of the picual olive, and it is the variety that represents 97% of the olive groves that own of Siles . The trees size is between 3.5 and 5 meters tall with a large, open and thick crown. The trunk is easily recognizable by its dark and deeply cracked bark in adult trees (when they are over 30 years old), although the appearance may change depending on the type of pruning. The branches are a bit short and with a tendency to produce ramifications in sprouts. The leaf of the picual olive variety is elongated and medium in size.
The fruits have a weight between 2.5 and 3.5 grams with a net oil yield of 21 to 25%. This variety has great resistance to all kinds of diseases, and resists low temperatures well.