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
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)
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…
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?
Seeing cherry blossoms is a show that can only be enjoyed a few weeks a year. In addition to its beauty, cherry blossom is an important resource for bees, bumblebees and other insects. The cherry trees reward with abundant amount of nectar and pollen to the insects that pollinate their flowers. Flowering Valle del Jerte … Read moreCherry blossoms
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
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…
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?
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
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
Although following the recipe it is possible to make homemade Castile soap with other fats, in this publication we will see how to make olive oil soap. As with other products, depending on the type of olive oil used, soap quality varies. In the same way that the use of evoo in kitchen is the most … Read moreHow to make olive oil soap?
Knowing the causes of unstable olive production, is the first step to avoid the economic problems it poses for the professional olive grower. When olive trees go into olives overload, the growth of new shoots slows. The olive tree is delivered to the harvest and allocates most of the mineral and water resources of the … Read moreCauses of unstable olive production
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
The olive oil yield will depend on many factors that we are going to analyze (olive variety, annual weather conditions, olive load, zone of crop, type of plantation, collection date, care of the olive tree, etc…). Harvest time The date of collection of the olives, has an important influence on the final olive oil yield … Read moreOlive oil yield: 10, 15, 20%…
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?
In this publication, we will analyze how many cherries does a cherry tree produce in various growing conditions. A cherry tree can produce 0, 20, 50, 100, 400 kilos of cherries depending on the weather, terrain, care applied… Personally the most I have caught a cherry tree has been 400 kg . A huge cherry … Read moreHow many cherries does a cherry tree produce?
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
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
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 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
The cherry picking season in Spain is between the months of April and August. Cherry picking can last between 100 and 130 days from the earliest areas of Aragon to the latest in the Jerte Valley. The price of kg of cherries is higher at the beginning of the season, gradually lowering until it rebounds … Read moreCherry picking season
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…
Royal Hazel cherry tree is a variety obtained in the United States. Specifically, by the Zaiger’s Inc Genetics research station located in Modesto, California. The patent application for Royal Hazelwas filed in the United States on June 26 December 2007 In the European Union, the patent is valid until December 31, 2046. Curiosities: It comes … Read moreRoyal Hazel cherry tree
Starblush cherry is a variety obtained by the Summerland research station, located in Canada. His study number is 17 73 CS. The registration application was approved in 2016 under the name SPC 207. Patent rights are valid until 2046. Curiosities: The commercial name of this cherry variety “Starblush” is fruit of the union of the … Read moreStarblush cherry
The SPC 342 cherry is a variety obtained by the Summerland research station (Canada). Also known as SUMS 342CH and with reference during its study 23 151 CSP. On December 7, 2012, the patent application was accepted in the EU, being fully applicable as of this date. The publisher with patent permits in Europe is IPS. In … Read moreSPC 342 Cherry
Sabrina cherry tree variety, was obtained from the Summerland research station (Canada). The reference codes used during the different phases of obtaining are 2N 03-14 and 18 78 CSI. In 2005 he made the application for registration in the EU, using the name SUMN314CH. On April 18, 2011, the patent application was accepted, effective until 2041. … Read moreSabrina cherry
The Royal Helen cherry is a strain obtained by the Zaiger’s Inc Genetics research station located in Modesto, California. The patent application for Royal Helen was filed in the United States on 1 July 2008. The variety is the result of a seed obtained from crossing Bing with Royal Dawn. Curiosities: Being a variety of … Read moreRoyal Helen cherry
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