Zeus is an improved clone of the cultivar Pendolino. The tree is of medium vigour with a medium to dense canopy and pendulous branches similar to Pendolino. The leaf is lanceolate, light green on the upper side and grey green underneath.
The fruit is elliptic, mostly symmetrical and weighing 0.30-0.35 grams. Zeus is self fertile with production starting at 2 – 3 years. Zeus is more productive than Pendolino with an oil content of 16-18%. Ripening is early in the season and the oil characteristic is slightly fruity. We recommend Zeus be planted as a pollinator at a rate of 10%.