The history of the Colonna family and their crest, represented on the label of their EVO oils, date back thousands of years. Today, that great tradition is also symbolised in one of the most beautiful EVOO bottles on the market – the reference to the shape of the ancient amphora is indeed unique. Read more on our review.
Category: Favolosa – FS-17
The Favolosa cultivar, and its FS-17 clone in particular, is obtained from the selection of seeds of the Frantoio cultivar; as of today, its cultivation is spreading fast, as it has shown high resistance to the Xylella parasite, which is decimating crops in Southern Italy, especially in Puglia and Salento. Other essential characteristics of the Favolosa cultivar are its rapid growth and aptitude for mechanization of its cultivations. FS-17 shows an early productivity, medium ripening time, and a high and constant yield in olive oil production. As for its organoleptic composition, FS-17 EVO oils are rich in vegetable scents and polyphenols, which give its EVOOs excellent bitter and pungency sensations.