olive varieties

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.

Monumental Trees of Cyprus Represent Attempt to Create Elite Cultivar

Researchers speculate that early olive growers had grafted native centennial trees with others imported from Greece and Lebanon to selectively breed for desirable traits.
Special Report

Kalamata Olives to be Added to Greek National List of Plant Varieties

Officials in Greece want to commercialize the Kalamata name to enhance trade prospects.

Greek Olive Variety Makri Awaiting EU PDO Status

Makri is an indigenous Greek olive variety cultivated in Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece close to the border with Turkey, a region located in the western part of the geographical and historical region known as Thrace.
Olive Oil Times Special

In Defense of ‘Black Fruity’

The French association Afidol shed light on the misinterpreted taste of "black fruity" oil and the controversy behind the ancestral tradition of controlled fermentation.

New Project in Greece Aims to Decrypt Domestic Olive Cultivars

Greece seeks to analyze the genome of olives to safekeep its cultivars and make better products.
Special Report

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?