Olive Varieties

Olive Oil from Croatian Island of Krk Gets PDO

Bottles of extra virgin olive oil from Krk will now be labeled with its official appellation “Krčko maslinovo ulje” and its packaging will feature a specially designed logo.

Scientists Decode Olive Tree Genome

A team of scientists from Spain have published the complete genome of the olive tree for the first time.
Special Report

Farmer Produces EVOO from Rescued and Newly Discovered Olive Varieties

La Zadruga is a farm on the west bank of Lake Garda which produces high-quality EVOO from rare, rescued and newly discovered varieties.

New Phenolic Compounds Found in EVOO

New phenolic compounds belonging to the oleuropein and ligstroside aglycon family have been discovered in oils from the Koroneiki and Mission olive varieties.
Olive Oil Times Special

What Makes a ‘DOP’ Olive Oil Different?

What does it mean when an olive oil has a label indicating it was made in a Protected Designation of Origin?

Manzanilla Cacereña

Of humble origins, like those of the people who have been farming it for centuries, the Manzanilla Cacereña olive is one of the most prized varietals among all those existing in Spain.
Special Report

Olives de Lucques

The flesh comes away from the tiny stone easily and conjures up flavours of fresh almonds and avocados. I’m beginning to understand why the French prize them so highly.

Olive Council Holds Meeting on Geographic Indications

Concerns arise over origin criteria, who confers the special designations; and once an olive oil or table olive has the designation, who protects and polices it.