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 Hojiblanca olive trees include: the bottom of the leaves and the trunks are whiter in appearance, and their olives are thicker, compared to a typical olive tree and olive.
Hojiblanca olive trees have been cited in these regions in Spain:
- Province of Córdoba
- Province of Jaén
- Province of Murcia
Organizations or families known to harvest Hojiblanca:
- Huerta de Peñamelaria (Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain)
- Miñarro Sánchez family orchard (Lorca, Murcia, Spain)
- Almazara de la Subbética (Carcabuey, Córdoba, Spain)
- Oro Bailen (Villanueva de la Reina, Jaén, Spain)
(This article isn’t conclusive and will be added to over time)
Last updated on January 23, 2022