The Cerasuola is grown on the north-western side of Sicily, in the provinces of Palermo, Trapani and Sciacca.
The vigourus plant, with an upright posture and expanded foliage, resists drought very well. The leaf is small, a tomentose upper page with folded flaps.
The average number of flowers is 22 and flowering starts in late April / early May.
The plant is also called Purrittara, Ugghiarola, Palermitana, Grappusa, Zimmusa, Ugghiaredda.
The fruit is medium-sized, spherical and deep green coloured when it’s not yet ripe, purplish black when it’s ripe.
The oil has excellent stability over time with a yield of about 20/24%. It has quite strong characteristics with a prevalence of bitter and spicy. When the olives are more ripe, the taste of the oil is more harmonious and balanced with hints of artichoke, while when they are still unripe, notes of green pepper can be seen.