The Picual Olive Tree is a solid tree, with short branches, a dense canopy and constant production. It is a species that is adapted to both the climate and soil but is not suitable for grove harvesting. It is the most important type of olive tree in Spain. It is widely favoured for being an olive tree that is fast to produce and easy to harvest, bearing a fruit that has an oleic acid content of up to 83%.
It produces an ellipse or pointy shaped olive, changing colour from green to black during the ripening period, it weighs between 3-4 grams and is a fruit that is easy to pick, with a high oil content ranging between 20-27%. The oil produced by this Picual variety is more yellow in colour than that produced by the Arbequina, when harvested at its ripest point. When picked earlier, while the Picual olives are still green, the oil produced has a more intense green colour. The main features of this variety are based on its balance, its resistance to rancidity and its high content of polyphenols.