The Lianolia Olive Tree

is cultivated in Parga & all over the mainland & islands of north-west Greece. It is also known as the Local Parga Olive Tree.

The tree is characterized by its vigorous growth and, if left unchecked, will grow to a height of more than 25 meters. It is a hardy evergreen perennial, which can withstand frost, wind, infertile soil and saline water. It is, however, vulnerable to olive fly, an insect which destroys its fruit, and wood rot, which forms hollows in the trunk.

The fruit is cylindrical-conical in shape, with a small nipple, and its weight varies from 1.2 – 2.8 grams.
The olives produce superior quality olive oil.
The oil concentration in the olives fluctuates from 18% to 20%.
The tree usually bears fruit on alternative years and the ripening processing of the fruit begins in November and extends until January.
The olive is a shiny green which turns black when ripe.


  1. We are holidaying in Paxos and have been fascinated by the local olive trees which are unlike any we have seen elsewhere. So incredibly tall and narrow with twisted trunks full of holes (the wood rot). Thank you for this informative article which answered our questions. Don’t particularly like the rather bitter taste of the olives though …


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