Olivery News — green
With Harvest fast approaching (May) we are starting to asses how the olives are doing. Big change this year, I am measuring the olives and recording their size. This is to give a benchmark for future years as to where the olives are at. I hope to make better growing and harvest decisions as a result. The ultimate objective is to grow larger olives by changing the variables on the grove. This picture show the Manzanillo tree at the Olivery. At 19mm it is a big fruit for this time of year. The average width is around 16mm. Good tree...
Check out these olives! This picture of the Manzanillo olives on the trees in the Villa grove. They are huge! Its been a fantastic growing season this year. We've had healthy trees and low rainfall - a drought in fact! Looking to harvest in a week or so, around the 6th of May. Interesting how the olives are green and black right next to each other.
Today I harvested the big green olive tree. We think it is a Uovo D'Piccione or UDP for short. We ended up with three of these among the Kalamata trees due to a mix up at the nursery. Its very hard to tell olive trees apart, especially when they are still seedlings resulting in nursery mix ups being a regular occurrence. This one tree produced 14kg of fruit, which we will process and make available through the Olivery shop. As the picture shows they are a large fruit, they have a nutty & light olive flavour.