olive varieties

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.

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?
Special Report

Brazil Looks for Its Own Olive

As debate revolves around whether or not Maria da Fé is an olive species unique to Brazil, both traditional mills and technologically advanced machinery have contributed to the increased quality of olive oil here.

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and ‘Fruite Noir’

New York olive oil merchant Steven Jenkins asks his friend in Provence about late harvest oils.
Olive Oil Times Special

New Method for Identifying Olive Cultivars

The identification olive cultivars according to the appearance of leaves and fruit is expected to serve as the basis for a phone app and contributions to a new international olive tree database.

Researchers Uncover Neuroprotective Effect of Picholine Olive Oils

Hydroxycinnamic acids, abundant in Picholine extra virgin olive oils, show neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer's B-amyloid peptide plaque deposits in the brain.
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.

Greece’s Early Harvest Olive Oils

Early harvest oils, with their bitter taste, low acidity, and higher antioxidant content are worth paying a little extra for. If you can find them.