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The olea germplasm


Although the cultivation of olives in Croatian and Slovene Istria has a very long tradition, it is still uncertain about the exact number of Olea europaea L. cultivars present within this area. In Croatian and Slovene Istria, morphological descriptions as well as recent molecular characterization and studies of genetic relationships among local varieties have been used for varietal identification. Although, the data currently available are not entirely reliable, due to numerous synonyms and homonyms in designations, labelling mistakes, the presence of varietal clones, and the uncertain identification methods thus far applied. 

Here we are presenting the available information on the number of autochthonous olive varieties in Istria.
Table 1. The main folk names and synonyms of local Istrian varieties

 

Variety name
Synonyms
Belica
Buzetska belica
Bilica
Bjankera
Bjankera
Bjelica
Bjelica
 
Buža
Feminuškula, Buža ženska
Buža puntoža
Duga, Buža puntuža
Črna/Buga
Črnica, Karbonera, Karbona, Domaća
Črnica
Slovenska Črnica
Drobna
 
Istarska bjelica/Istrska belica
 
Karbonaca
Karbonasa, Karbonera
Karbonera
 
Karbuna
Plominka
Moražola
Moražo
Rosinjola
Rošinjola, Rušinjola, Rosulja
Rošola
Bjankera
Samo
 
Štorta
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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