Pajarero Olive

Pajarero olive tree, produces very high-yielding olives. It is a variety of retaken interest thanks to its high and constant production. Its cultivation area is mainly in Córdoba.

The name”Birdhouse”derives from the interest it arouses in the Zorzal bird. Thanks to its large size, sweetness when reaching maturity and high energy value, birds have a predilection for Pajarero olives.

Variety of Pajarero olive tree, fat olive, photo of the Pajarero olive tree

Due to its similarities with the Olive Picudo, the Pajarero olive tree is also called Picudo Pajarero.

Curiosities: New Pajarero olive plantations have recently begun to be made. Thanks to its powerful root system, the Pajarero olive tree, has a better vigor compared to other olive varieties planted on rough soils.

Characteristics of the Olivo Pajarero:

Although its length is not very large, perhaps due to the ravages caused by the thrush when the olive was picked up too late. The Pajarero olive tree is a versatile variety with excellent characteristics.

Productivity: The variety of Pajarero olive, has a late production and has a high productivity.

Regularity of bearing: Pajarero is a variety with good productive regularity (shortly).

Vigor and bearing of the tree: the Pajarero olive tree is of vigor medium and erect bearing.

Leaf: the variety of Pajarero olive tree has an elliptical, wide and medium length leaf.

Diseases: The Pajarero olive tree adapts well to limestone soils and has a moderate resistance to cold. On the other hand, it is sensitive to repilo, tuberculosis, Verticillium and drought

Multiplication: The Pajarero plant has a good ability to root, which facilitates its propagation.

Pajarero olives, morphological characteristics

Birdhouse has good features for the production of oil. The Pajarero oil has a sweet taste and is highly prized for blending with other commercial extra virgin oils.

Maturation: The olive Birdhouse is of ripening early. Positive aspect to advance the collection in areas with risk of frost.

Pajarero Olive, fat olive, large olive photo

Size: The variety of Pajarero olive has size large-very large.

Shape: Pajarero olive, is ovoidal-elongated and slightly asymmetrical.

Skin color: The Olive Birdhouse, matures with skin black. It has abundant lenticels of small size.

Pulp: It has a medium bone/pulp ratio. As the Pajarero olive is a sweeter variety of flavor, it is usually used locally for dress olives.

Peduncle: The Pajarero olive has the peduncle of size long.

Yield: the Pajarero olive has a high fat yield of oil. Yields are slightly above the value of Picual.

Collection: Birdhouse has medium resistance to detachment.

Being the large birdhouse and early ripening olive, it is well collected by hook vibrators.

Uses: the Pajarero olive is a good variety for oil production. Traditionally it has also been used as a table olive, although there are better varieties for greening (Gordal Olive, Manzanilla Cacereña, Verdial de Badajoz…)

Taste: Extra Virgin Bird Oil has a soft and sweet taste, with pleasant aromas of ripe fruits.

Properties: the Birdhouse oil has good stability, can be used both to fry as to consume raw.

Advantages: The Pajarero olive tree has high and constant productivity. High fat yield Extra Virgin Oil very recognized and valued. Powerful root adapted to limestone soils. Easy to multiply

Disadvantages: is sensitive to several diseases. Slow entry into production.

Recommended reading

List of varieties of olives
Picual extra virgin olive oil
Sweeper Control


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