The olive is grown in Italy in The Marches, Tuscany, and Umbria, and is particularly popular in Montepulciano and Rimini.
The tree is very productive, but needs another olive tree to cross-pollinate with, such as Coratina, Leccino or Pendulino.
It produces small to medium-sized olives (2 to 3 g each) with a high oil content.
The greenish oil yielded is a spicy, fruity oil.
For a while, Correggiolo was thought to in fact be the same olive as Frantoio, but it actually has a slightly different genetic “fingerprint.”
Correggiolo is also grown in Australia, where it tends to be called “Correggiola.”
Correggiolo was planted in Australia in the 1800s. The orchards were abandoned, and went feral. Genetic testing at the end of the 1900s confirmed that “Correggiola” was indeed the same as “Correggiolo” in Italy.