olive varieties

Aug. 19, 2021

Researchers Work to Identify Olive Varieties Best Adapted to Higher Temperatures

With average temperatures estimated to rise 7 ºC by 2100, researchers want to know which varieties will thrive in the Mediterranean’s future climate.

Jul. 23, 2021

European Project Studies Olive Genetics to Prepare Growers for The Future

Researchers at the Gen4Olive project believe the genetic material of unused olive varieties could help prepare farmers for new climatic conditions and pests.

Jun. 21, 2021

13 New Olive Varieties Discovered in Catalonia

Researchers are currently studying the genetic traits of the newly-discovered autochthonous varieties to see how they cope with the area’s extreme weather.

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May. 13, 2021

Effort to Stem Spread of Olive Pathogen Using Grafted Trees Fails in Spain

After a four-year trial, researchers said that grafting traditional Andalusian varieties with Verticillium wilt-resistant ones was ineffective.

May. 4, 2021

Tips for Selecting High-Polyphenol Olive Oils

A guideline for selecting high polyphenol oils, with no additional information other than what is on the bottle’s label.

Apr. 20, 2021

Researchers Investigate Origins of White Tripolitaine Olive in Libya

They are are working to determine the best varieties for Libyan olive 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.

Apr. 21, 2020

IOC, UN Collaborate to Have Olive Recognized as Priority Species

Along with achieving recognition for the olive tree, the IOC is also planning to invest in germplasm banks, ensuring healthy and authenticated samples are being entered and cared for.

Feb. 26, 2020

Polyphenols Shown to Have Distinct Anti-Bacterial Properties

Research on the antibacterial activity of olive varieties grown in southern Italy shows promise for natural treatments against E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Jan. 15, 2020

Where the World's Olives Live Side by Side

From a distance, this olive grove on the outskirts of Córdoba looks just like any other field. But it is home for more than 1,000 olive cultivars from 29 countries, from Iran to the Americas, passing through all of the Mediterranean Basin.

Dec. 5, 2019

Nearly One-third of World's Olive Oil Made from Picual

The newly published reference guide, International Olive Growing: Worldwide Analysis and Summary, sheds light on a number of interesting olive oil-related statistics.

Feb. 12, 2018

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.

Jan. 10, 2018

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.

Sep. 28, 2017

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.

Sep. 11, 2017

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?

Apr. 25, 2017

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.

Dec. 1, 2016

Notes from Panisse: Early Harvest and 'Fruite Noir'

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

Nov. 4, 2016

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.

Sep. 9, 2016

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.

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