It is a clone of the variety Arbequina olive. And has the following differences from the Arbequina:

Mayor canopy volume and cumulative production per hectare, more uniform fruit ripening and advanced and higher fruit weight and pulp / pit ratio.

It may also be noted that the clone “IRTA-i.18” has a semi-erect growth habit, interesting to mechanical harvesting with trunk shakers feature, while the standard “Arbequina” has it open.