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Chironi, Umberto

Name Umberto  Chironi
Company Olivi Nursery LLC
Title Owner
Telephone 707 337 0314
Umberto Chironi was raised in Lecce in the Puglia region of Italy, one of the oldest olive regions in the world, Umberto developed a respect and love for the noble fruit at an early age. In 1993, Umberto met Professor Giuseppe Fontanazza, an Italian agronomist and reseracher. Armed with both the research and enthusaism of the professor, Umberto migrated to Calfironia with both focus and the cultivars. Founding Olivi Nursery, Umberto now has 60 old world cultivars from which he can prodce cuttings to order however he promotes the SHD cultivars Favalosa, Don Carlo and Allegra which are bred not only for their low vigor, which makes them suitable for the over the row mechanical harvester but also for early (2 to 3 years) production and great olive oil quality.