|oliopellegrino | 19 November 2009|
Here we are, this year again, with olives harvesting and extra virgin olive oil production.
I don't know if you ever experienced growing house plants; they need care with water, vitamines, cleaning dry flowers and leaves.....
Just think we are doing the same with each of the 23,000 olive trees in our farm. Further more, we always hope nature will help us. And when it rains, above all during summer, when rain is necessary, we always hope it will not turn into hail. And when it's windy, that the little olives will grasp the branch not to fall down. And you can do nothing to avoid or to force it.....it's nature, our wonderful daily adventure.
Harvesting started and it's great!!! Nature was generous with us this year: rain was abundant and wind just caressed olives, making them strong and juicy.
Mother nature always provides us with her gifts; are we ready to appreciate them?Tags: extravirgin olive oil, harvesting, olive trees
And after harvesting new stress comes....I'm joking, I love my job!! with 23,000 olive trees, you can produce an average of 145,000 liters of extra virgin olive oil, it depends on how much extra virgin olive oil olives contain (normally, for varieties we use, it's 18%, but this year is around 14-15%)
Please, always call it extra virgin, because there is an enormous difference with olive oil. Thanks
Thanks for everything