Lechin of seville olive tree

The Lechin olive tree from Seville, is one of the most widespread olive varieties in Andalusia, mainly in Seville, Córdoba and Cádiz, having grown to more than 100,000 hectares of crops, thanks to its high resistance to drought and adaptation to limestone soils. However, it is not well adapted to mechanized harvesting ( Trunk Shakers, olive … Read moreLechin of seville olive tree

Pitting or superficial depression in cherries (Postharvest problems)

One of the common problems that arise after the postharvest of cherries and storage in cold rooms is the pitting or superficial depression. The appearance of the cherry is essential to achieve good sale pricesin the market and these dents are the perfect excuse to lower prices. It must be taken into account that pitting … Read morePitting or superficial depression in cherries (Postharvest problems)

Why do olives wrinkle on tree? Frost, deficiencies, drought…

We will analyze the different reasons why olives wrinkle on tree, drought, frost, olive pests, diseases, nutritional deficiencies, fat yield… Finding wrinkled olives in the olive tree is something that can raise our concern. Influence of drought on olive wrinkles The olive tree is a tree very drought tolerant. In times of maximum water shortage, … Read moreWhy do olives wrinkle on tree? Frost, deficiencies, drought…

Does olive oil expire? How long does it take to expire?

Although like any other food, olive oil expires, olive oil containers have no expiration date. The date that appears on the oil bottles is of preferential consumption. The preferential consumption, guarantees to the consumer that the properties of olive oil will remain in good condition until that date. After the preferred consumption date, the packer … Read moreDoes olive oil expire? How long does it take to expire?

Pollination of the cherry tree

Cherry breeders seek to achieve varieties of self fertile cherry trees due to their higher productivity. They also take into account other fundamental aspects for obtaining new varieties of cherry (precocity, flavor, size, firmness, chill hours, resistance to diseases…). Therefore, some cherry varieties are still sterile and need to bloom alongside other compatible varieties. When … Read morePollination of the cherry tree

Calories in olives…

More than 70% of the calories in olives, are contributed by the olive oil calories that they contain inside. This percentage can vary between 10 and 30% depending on the types of olive tress and the preparation made. Although they represent an important energy contribution. It should be remembered that the natural fats present in olive … Read moreCalories in olives…

Where to buy olive oil?

Buy extra virgin olive oil directly in cooperatives and oil mills is a common practice in the areas Producers However, the big food distributors (Mercadona, Carrefour, DIA, LiDL…) take the largest part of sales nationwide. The current facility to create online stores helps cooperatives and oil mills to market their olive oil outside their area of … Read moreWhere to buy olive oil?

Olive bone

The olive bone, with a calorific value of 4,100-4,450 Kcal / kg, is an energy resource of great economic interest in olive-growing areas. Although its production is insufficient for energy self-sufficiency, its influence is important in olive growing areas. As with the fatty yield of the olive, the percentage of olive bone varies. This depends … Read moreOlive bone

Gourmet olive oil

The gourmet olive oil sector has thrived in recent years. Progressively, it has been gaining market share, both nationally and internationally. Also at the online level, gourmet olive oil producers increase their impact. With the appearance of websites with content about olive oil and attractive format stores. Although it is true that, abroad, gourmet products … Read moreGourmet olive oil

Olive oil acidity

The olive oil acidity is a parameter used to measure its quality. In the past, acidity was the main indicator of quality, the valuation of olive oil in the tasting panels being unnecessary. Although other characteristics of olive oil are currently evaluated, acidity remains the benchmark. In this publication we will analyze: What is the … Read moreOlive oil acidity

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 Planting

To choose the place more Suitable for olive tree planting is essential to achieve good yields and high productive capacity. Although there are olive varieties that adapt to cold and damp conditions, those are not the most suitable conditions for oil production made of olives. The olive tree appreciates hot and dry climates, it is … Read moreOlive Tree Planting

Cheap olive oil

Extra Virgin Olive oil is a cheap and very healthy food. EVOO is a superfood that is increasingly demanded and recognized outside of Spain. Feed only olive oil? It is not possible, but it would be cheaper than you can imagine. We show why consuming and buying olive oil is cheap. We are going to … Read moreCheap olive oil

Cherry chill hours

Cherry chill hours requirements vary significantly between the different cherry tree varieties. Deciduous fruit trees require a rest period during winter. This phase is called chill accumulation requirements or needs. These requirements are the result of the climatic adaptation of the different fruit species to their environment. Breaking the sleep depends on the accumulation of … Read moreCherry chill hours

Cherry color: White, Bicolor, Red, Garnet, Blackish…

The different cherry color shades provide information on the optimal state of maturation of a given cherry variety. There are color charts like those usually used to select the cherry color of the hair dye, decoration, paint… The usual thing when we think of the cherry color, is that reddish tones come to mind. Although … Read moreCherry color: White, Bicolor, Red, Garnet, Blackish…