Olive Varieties

La Rioja Preserves Its Olive Heritage to Improve Production

The Government of La Rioja is engaged in a multi-year effort that pursues the recuperation and preservation of indigenous olive varieties in an effort to develop unique olive oils.

Global Gardens Founder Sees Olive Tree as Keystone of California Permaculture

Long-time producer and certified sommelier Theo Stephan looks to bring her love for olive oil and the environment full circle.
Special Report

New Documentary Highlights Jaén and Its Picual

Spain's province of Jaén has completed "Jaén, Virgen and Extra," a documentary about olive oil that shares the culture of olive cultivation and oil production in the largest olive oil-producing region of the world.

Leucocarpa, the Dazzling White Olive From Magna Graecia

We asked researchers why the Leucocarpa olive variety is completely white throughout its development cycle.
Olive Oil Times Special

Researchers Characterize Two Galician Olive Varieties for the First Time

Research has classified olive varieties from an emerging olive-producing region of Spain. A concurrent study has found the oil from these cultivars can be of value for preventing neurodegenerative diseases.

At Hacienda Guzman, Promoting Olive Culture by Celebrating its Diversity

Juan Ramón Guillén began bringing back saplings of different varieties of olive trees from his travels. Now, his 'Olivotheque' is among the largest collections of olive cultivars in the world.
Special Report

What Does the Future Hold for Pitted Olive Oils?

With more producers taking advantage of advances in milling technology, are pitted oils set to become a more common sight on store shelves or are they destined to remain a niche product?

Chef Deniz Zembo’s Olive Oil Explorations

Croatian celebrity chef Deniz Zembo shares insights into the culinary possibilities of cooking and innovating with olive oil.