olive varieties

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.

Sep. 10, 2019

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

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.

Jun. 14, 2018

Four-Year Project to Establish Foundation for Galician Olive Oil Sector

By 2021 Galicia expects to complete a four-year R&D project that seeks to establish solid foundations for a Galician olive oil industry based on indigenous olive varieties.

Apr. 5, 2018

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.

Mar. 1, 2018

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.

Feb. 26, 2018

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.

Feb. 21, 2018

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.

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.

Jun. 9, 2014

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

Jun. 9, 2014

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.

May. 27, 2014

Celebrating the Taggiasca

Producers and chefs gathered in Taggia to celebrate an important olive cultivar and the exquisite oil that bears the village's name.

Mar. 13, 2014

Majorcan Table Olives Win European Protection

Aceituna de Mallorca, or Majorcan table olives, are now listed among Europe's protected agri-food products.

Mar. 11, 2014

New Olive Variety Launched by Agromillora

A new olive tree, Oliana, is said to offer higher yield per hectare than Arbequina and Arbosana, the varieties it was bred from.

Jan. 5, 2014

Berkeley Olive Grove EVOO Packs a Punch

Recent research shows one California extra virgin olive oil just might be among the world's healthiest.

Dec. 3, 2013

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

Sicily's huge environmental and biodiversity heritage must be preserved and promoted through a Protected Designation of Origin.

Jun. 3, 2013

Madrid Seeks the 'Perfect' Olive Oil

The Spanish capital has carried out tastings in shopping centers throughout the city to determine what locals consider to be best characteristics of extra virgin olive oil , all in a bid to create a new ‘super’ oil.

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