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Uovo di Piccione Olives

Uovo di Piccione is an olive tree cultivar with shiny green leaves that is fairly resistant to colder temperatures. It needs another olive tree such as Manzanilla to pollinate it.

The tree produces medium to large-sized olives that are used to make green table olives. They are harvested when green, and usually pickled.

The tree is grown in Argentina, France, Israel, Italy and New Zealand.

The olives are not great for oil because they have a very low oil content. As of 2004, though, New Zealand producers are experimenting with it for oil.

History Notes

Some sources say the cultivar originated in Tunisia; others say Italy.

Language Notes

The name "Uovo di Piccione" in Italian means "Pigeon Egg".

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:

Grosse du Hamma, Oeuf de pigeon (French); Uovo di Piccione (Italian)


Oulton, Randal. "Uovo di Piccione Olives." CooksInfo.com. Published 02 August 2004; revised 16 September 2005. Web. Accessed 05/25/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/uovo-di-piccione-olives>.

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