The tree needs another type of olive tree to pollinate it. The olives mature in the middle of November.
Native to Puglia.
Its name, Frangivento, which means “wind break”, is owing to the shape of the tree. Because the branches grow upright like a column, the tree is often grown as a wind-break. Its other name, Cipressino, refers to its shape again, in that it is shaped like a Cyprus tree.