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 olive farmer has cited within three years and olives have been observed on a Koroneiki within one year of being planted)

Although there will be regional factors (affecting the amount of natural hydration and species of insects) it has further been cited that Koroneiki often needs fertilization and irrigation. (So depending on the region, may not be suitable for organic farming)

These regions have been observed to have Koroneiki olive trees:

  • Lesvos/Lesbos/Mytilene
  • Crete
  • Peloponnese
  • Tunisia (Sfax region)

*The Koroneiki olive is becoming popular in Tunisia because of how close the trees can be planted and their time to reach maturity. (More about Koroneiki trees in Tunisia can read here—Orchard Of The Azaiez Family)

These Greek companies have been cited to create Extra Virgin Olive Oil using the Koroneiki olive:

(The above information isn’t conclusive and will be added to overtime)

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