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Ascolane Olives

Ascolane Olives are grown on the olive tree called the "Ascolana Tenera", which is native to the Marche area of Italy.

The olives are very large, with an oil content of 16 to 18%. When pressed for oil, they produce a light oil. They are also used for green or black table olives. When used for green olives, they are harvested when the flesh is a pale green to yellow colour. After curing in brine, they are meaty and soft with a very mildly tart flavour.

In addition to the Marche area, they are grown as well as in the country of Jordan.

These olives are ideal for the local specialty of stuffed, fried olives called "Oliva all'Ascolana." Both the brined olives, and those stuffed ones, received PGI status 14 November 2005 (European Commission Regulation No 1855/2005) as "Oliva Ascolana del Piceno."

History Notes

Originated near the city of Ascoli Piceno, after which they are named.

See also:

Italian Olives

Agogio Olives; Ascolane Olives; Bella di Cerignola Olives; Biancolilla Olives; Black Gaeta Olives; Bosana Olives; Canino Olives; Carboncella Olives; Carolea Olives; Casaliva Olives; Cellina di Nardò Olives; Cerasuola Olives; Coratina Olives; Dolce Baresana Olives; Dritta di Moscufo Olives; Dritta Francavillese Olives; Frangivento Olives; Frantoio Olives; Grignano Olives; Italian Olives; Itrana Olives; Leccino Olives; Liguria Olives; Lugano Olives; Maurino Lucchese Olives; Moraiolo Olives; Nocellara del Belice Olives; Nostraline Olives; Nostrana Olives; Ogliarola Barese Olives; Ogliarola Leccese; Ogliarola Messinese Olives; Olivastra Saggianese Olives; Ortice Olives; Passalunara Olives; Pendolino Olives; Pidiccuddara Olives; Ponentine Olives; Rosciola di Rotello Olives; Santa Caterina Olives; Sargano Olives; Taggiasca Olives; Tonda Iblea Olives; Toscanelle Olives; Uovo di Piccione Olives

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Also called:

Marche Olives; Ascolana tenera, Olive Ascolane, Olive Marchigiane (Italian); Ascolana, Picenae (Roman)


Oulton, Randal. "Ascolane Olives." CooksInfo.com. Published 02 August 2004; revised 21 June 2006. Web. Accessed 05/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/ascolane-olives>.

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