olive varieties

Oct. 12, 2020

Signs of Life Among Puglia’s Xylella-Ravaged Groves

Farmers in the southern Apulian commune of Casarano – in a Xylella fastidiosa red zone – have successfully harvested olives of the Favolosa cultivar. The triumph provides a roadmap for other producers in Xf-hit areas.

Aug. 17, 2020

Researchers Test New Olive Varieties to Improve Sustainability

A team in Andalusia is testing a hedge cultivation system that could be more profitable for growers and sustainable for the environment.

Jul. 30, 2020

How Many Olive Varieties Are There and Which Are the Most Popular?

There are more than one thousand olive varieties growing in dozens of countries on six continents. Here are a few of the most common used in table olive and olive oil production.

Jun. 23, 2020

Hot Weather Reduced Olive Oil Quality and Yield in Small Study

Science may provide the answer to the consequences of global warming on olive trees to find cultivars with built-in tolerance to temperature extremes.

Jun. 10, 2020

‘Olio Lucano’ from Basilicata Set for PGI

The Protected Geographical Indication ‘Olio Lucano’ has been registered and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

May. 21, 2020

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Jaén Granted PGI Status

Olive oil from the Jaén region has been approved by the European Commission for PGI status and added to the official register of 1,470 protected products.

Aug. 27, 2019

Rediscovering Ancient Varieties to Meet Today's Challenges

Recovered ancient olive cultivars seem to provide a good answer to today's challenges such as those posed by climate change, extreme temperatures and pests.

Aug. 9, 2019

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.

May. 29, 2019

14 Greek Olive Varieties to Be State Certified

Greek Nurseries are watching developments that could satisfy their long-standing demand for certified propagating material.

Feb. 18, 2019

Iran’s Olive Oil Sector Growing Despite Setbacks

Iran had a record-breaking year in terms of its olive oil production. However, poor government planning and corruption are thwarting the sector’s full potential.

Nov. 5, 2018

Manzanilla, Gordal Olives from Seville Get PGI

Despite some opposition, Manzanilla and Gordal olive varieties from Seville were finally granted a Protected Geographical Indication in Spain.

Oct. 31, 2018

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.

Oct. 1, 2018

Leucocarpa, the Dazzling White Olive From Magna Graecia

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

Jun. 22, 2016

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.

Oct. 14, 2015

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.

Jun. 12, 2015

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.

Feb. 6, 2015

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.

Nov. 20, 2014

Basilicata, Wild Olive of Southern Italy

New opportunities are coming to get to know the olive oils of Basilicata, a wild land that inspired great artists.

Oct. 24, 2014

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.

Sep. 8, 2014

Corfu Farmer Strikes Green Gold

A family on a Greek island not known for quality olive oil is breaking with tradition, while rediscovering a native variety high in phenols.

Aug. 11, 2014

Researchers Recover Forgotten Olive Varieties in Spain

Researchers are working to characterize local olive specimens and recover rare olive varieties in Galicia.

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