monocultivar olive oil

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.

Italy Crowns Pruning Champ

Olive tree pruning is an ancient craft, and skilled pruners can have a major effect on a farm's quality and yield. In Italy, the importance of proper pruning is highlighted at an annual competition.
Special Report

Montoro-Adamuz Gets High Marks for Phenols

Extra virgin olive oil from the PDO Montoro-Adamuz contains high levels of bioactive compounds and substances attributed to positive health benefits.

Marche Hosts 12th Exhibition of Italian Monovarietals

The exhibition enhances the value of Italian olive biodiversity and characterizes the oils obtained from the huge selection of Italian native cultivars.
Olive Oil Times Special

Linking Chemistry with Italian EVOO Origins

Chemical compounds in Italian olive oils depend on the olive variety and cultivation site, according to research promoted by Unaprol.

Sierra de Cazorla Cooperative Gaining Worldwide Acclaim

When Joanna Pope first tasted Dehesa de la Sabina in New York, she knew she needed to introduce the Spanish Picual to her fellow Brits.
Special Report

An Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Handbook edited by Claudio Peri is a welcome resource for anyone who has been following the olive oil quality conversation

Soil May Have Most Impact on Certain Olive Oil Phytosterol Levels

A new study shows that soil quality may impact steryl glucoside levels in olive oils more than olive cultivar or farming methods.