Documenting all of the olive orchards in the Mediterranean Basin.

Koroneiki Olive Cultivar (Variety)

The Koroneiki olive variety / cultivar is indigenous to Greece. This olive tree is known for its ability to be planted closer together and their time from planted to possessing olives that can be harvested for Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (An

Arbequina Olive Cultivar (Variety)

The Arbequina olive is one of the most popular olive cultivars indigenous to Spain. (Other popular varieties include Picual and Hojiblanca) These Spanish regions have been observed to produce Arbequina olive trees:

Chetoui Olive Cultivar (Variety)

The Chetoui olive tree is one of the two popular olive cultivars / varieties indigenous to Tunisia. (The other is Chemlali) These regions have been cited to have Chetoui olive trees: MoknineSegermèsSfax These Tunisian companies

Chemlali olive cultivar (variety)

Chemlali is an olive cultivar / variety indigenous to Tunisia. It is one of the two popular varieties of olive trees in Tunisia. (The other is Chetoui) Characteristic of Chemlali is that the trees must be planted at least 22-24 metres

Olive growing in Tunisia

Tunisia is a top ten producer of olive oil in the world. It's two most common cultivars / varieties are: ChemlaliChetoui A third cultivar, Koroneiki, which is indigenous to Greece, is becoming more popular in Tunisia because of the

Olive Growing in Alicante, Spain

Olive farming and olive oil production is present in the Province of Alicante, Spain. The province is part of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Valencia. The province has an associated government Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

How Much Olive Oil An Olive Tree Produces

It has been cited that an olive tree usually produces 3.0-3.65 litres of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) per year. (up to 5.0 litres per tree has also been reported) If a standard bottle is 500ml, that's essentially six bottles of EVOO per

Blanqueta Olive Cultivar (Variety)

Blanqueta is an olive cultivar (variety) that predominantly exists in the Province of Alicante, Spain, and is known to be indigenous to the region of Muro de Alcoy, Alicante. It is less suitable to be harvested in higher altitudes and is

Green Olives versus Black Olives

Is there a difference between green and black olives? Green and black olives are the same fruit—the colour is dependant on the maturity of the olive. It has been observed that in Spain, there is a higher abundance of green olives on

When Olives Appear on an Olive Tree

It has been noted that in approximately June of a given year, olives begin to appear on an olive tree. Before an olive appears, an olive flower becomes present (usually at the end of April / beginning of May). About 2% of all olive flowers

What happens when an olive is squeezed

“What happens if I squeeze an olive?” If the olive is ripe enough, oil comes out! It has been observed that more oil comes out of an olive later in the season. Below is a demonstration of what happens after an olive is squeezed:

Hojiblanca Olive Cultivar (Variety)

Hojiblanca is an olive cultivar (variety) commonly grown and harvested in the Province of Córdoba in Spain but can be found in several regions in the country. The name is Spanish and is a derivative of “white leaf”. Attributes of

Pico Limón Olive Cultivar (Variety)

Pico Limón is an olive variety (cultivar) only known to exist in the northern part of the Province of Seville and the southern part of the Province of Badajoz. There is approximately 17,000 hectares of Pico Limón in all of Spain.

Picual Olive Cultivar (Variety)

The Picual olive cultivar is the most popular variety in Spain, being used to produce approximately 80% of its olive oil output. It has been cited to grow in these Spanish provinces: Province of AlicanteProvince of CórdobaProvince of

What Almazara means

The word almazara is a Spanish word (with Arabic roots) that means "oil mill". The word molino is also used in Spain, and more broadly, means "mill". (molino / mill, by the nature of the word, isn't restricted to an oil or olive oil…

Olive variety versus cultivar

Is there a difference between the terms variety and cultivar? When speaking about olives and olive trees, there is no difference between the terms variety and cultivar. The terms are synonymous. In Spain, it has been…

Alfafarenca Olive Cultivar (Variety)

Alfafarenca is an olive cultivar (variety) that is indigenous to the Province of Alicante in Spain. It is known to be more resistant to colder and more humid environments and is commonly grown in places with higher altitudes such as…

Olive Cultivars (Varieties) in Spain

(This list is not conclusive and will be added to over time) This is a list of cultivars that have been cited in Spain. Regions listed underneath each cultivar indicating, at a minimum, where these cultivars have been cited. Alfafarenca…