The Cucco cultivar in particular
was typical of the very costal area
where I am growing it now.
Once present everywhere in this area,
is now almost limited
to my own olive garden and a few old orchards.
This is because its fruits tend to fall
on the ground when the “garbino”
(a strong wind from the sea) is blowing.
Thus, farmers stopped to grow these olive trees,
so not to risk the harvest.
But, if you properly tend to the Cucco trees,
if you are willing to slightly sacrifice
the yield and anticipate the harvest,
if you are willing to take your chances with the “garbino”,
you will be rewarded by a very peculiar,
highly balanced, very tasteful olive oil !