How to make marinated olives?

In this article we will see how to make marinated olives in different ways (with vinegar, garlic, paprika, pepper, orange, oregano, thyme…). Once the harvest olives is done, it is necessary to remove them bitterness, before you start to marinate olives. It is also possible to directly buy olives in brine and marinate to our liking. Before … Read moreHow to make marinated olives?

Hojiblanca vs Picual

After reading our publication abaut Hojiblanca vs Picual you will be able to choose more easily between these olive tree varieties. We have broken down the differences between the Hojiblanca and Picual olive oil, as well as the characteristics of Picual and Hojiblanca olive trees. The peculiarities of the different olive varieties (Picual, Hojiblanca, Cornicabra, Arbequina, Manzanilla…). … Read moreHojiblanca vs Picual

Olive tree diseases and pests

The olive cultivation faces different pests and diseases. The professional farmer must learn to identify the causes of various olive tree diseases. The preventive control and the application of selective treatments against olive tree pests will help us keep our productive and healthy olive. Although the total eradication of pests and diseases of the olive … Read moreOlive tree diseases and pests

Palpita unionalis (olive leaf moth)

The olive leaf moth  (Palpita unionalis Hübner, 1796), is a lepidoptera cataloged within the secondary pests of the olive tree (Euzophera, Borer, Bud Mite, violet scale, Otiorrinco, Ceramida…) The damage of olive leaf moth is due to the fact that it feeds during its larval state from the tender shoots of the olive. Characteristics of … Read morePalpita unionalis (olive leaf moth)

Pseudocercospora cladosporioides (olive leaf spot)

The olive leaf spot, also known as leaded olive is caused by the fungus (Pseudocercospora cladosporioides Braun 1993). It affects the vigor of the olive tree by damaging the leaves and causing its premature fall to the ground. The most accepted name of the fungus causing olive leaf spot is Pseudocercospora cladosporioides. However, publications with the … Read morePseudocercospora cladosporioides (olive leaf spot)

Olive rot

Various fungi cause olive rot, the best known for their incidence are the soapy olive (Colletotrichum), Leprosy (Phlyctema wanderer) and the olive fruit root  (Dalmatian Sphaeropsis). Other fungi that are considered secondary pathogens and even fungi saprophytes penetrate the olives that have been damaged. Spreading fungi reduces fatty performance and get worse the quality of … Read moreOlive rot

Olive leprosy (Phlyctema vagabunda)

The olive leprosy is caused by infections of the fungus Phlyctema vagabunda (Previously known as Gloeosporium olivae Foschi, 1955). This pest is of a secondary nature and is usually controlled by fungicidal applications that are made to control the olive peacock spot. There are ​​pests of greater economic impact on which the farmer should focus … Read moreOlive leprosy (Phlyctema vagabunda)

Sikitita olive tree

Sikitita olive tree, also known as Chiquitita, is a recently obtained varietal production. It is the first variety specifically selected for hedge grove plantations (super high density). The variety is the result of research carried out through the olive breeding program initiated in 1991. The Córdoba University (UCO) and the Andalusian Institute of Research and Agrarian … Read moreSikitita olive tree

Olive tree climate

The olive tree climate requirements, significantly influences in the productive development of a particular olive variety. Type of exploitation of cultivation: traditional, intensive olive grove, super high density in hedge … The olive grove of intensive surface (7×7, 7×6, 6×5 meters) is suitable in fresh dry areas or with the possibility of irrigation. However, in … Read moreOlive tree climate

Olive bud mite (Oxycenus maxwelli)

The olive bud mite, also known as erinosis is produced by at least four species of erythroids. Within the mites (Acarina) of the Eriophydae family we can find in the olive tree the following species: Aceria oleae (Nalepa, 1900) Aculus olearius, Ditrymacus athiasellus and Oxycenus maxwelli. Similar in appearance, they have vermiform shape with a … Read moreOlive bud mite (Oxycenus maxwelli)

Olive fruit rot (Sphaeropsis dalmatica)

Olive fruit rot is the damage caused by the fungus Camarosporium dalmaticum (Thüm. 1979) or Sphaeropsis dalmatica in olives. It is spread throughout several Mediterranean countries. Its incidence is usually reduced and unimportant except for certain greening farms. Damage caused by the olive grove The olive fruit rot exclusively affects the fruit without affecting the vegetative state of the … Read moreOlive fruit rot (Sphaeropsis dalmatica)

Anthracnose in olives (Colletotrichum sp)

Anthracnose (Colletotrichum sp) is a olive disease of increasing importance in the Spanish olive grove. It is produced by fungi Colletotrichum acutatum and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. Initially it only affected olives, but currently fungi produce a toxin that weakens the olive trees by drying the affected branches. It is in the rainy autumn when the fungus has … Read moreAnthracnose in olives (Colletotrichum sp)

Parlatoria oleae – Olive violet scale

It is a secondary level pest in the olive grove, the violet scale (Parlatoria oleae Colvée, 1880) is also known by the common name violet louse. Its presence does not usually present major problems, although in olive groves destined for greening, the application of control treatments may be necessary. His attacks are less frequent than … Read moreParlatoria oleae – Olive violet scale

Sant’agostino olives

Sant’Agostino olives, have Italian origin with a presence mainly in the region of Apulia. It produces very high quality table olives. However, its low capacity to adapt to existing cultivation conditions outside Apulia makes it impossible to expand. Names or synonyms: Sant’Agostino olive tree is also known for: Cazzarola, Oliva di Andria, Oliva Grossa, Olive … Read moreSant’agostino olives

Pizz’e Carroga Olive Tree

Pizz’e Carroga Olive Tree is the original variety of Sardinia. The main location of the olive grove is located south of Sardinia (Villacidrese, Parteolla and Marmilla) and to a lesser extent in Sarcidano and Ogliastra. The characteristics of the variety support a mixed use, both for oil and for table. There are numerous olive varieties, such … Read morePizz’e Carroga Olive Tree