Olivery News — olive oil

Geoff Crawford
Less is More Olives

Less is More Olives

My favourite olive tree. It always produces the biggest olives and a lot of them. The heavy pruning earlier in the season has exaggerated this, it is looking like the experiment of more pruning = less olives = larger olives is working.  Roll on Harvest.

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Geoff Crawford

Olive Oil Candle

Burning an Olive Oil Candle at Telegraph Hill...

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November in the Olive Grove

November in the Olive Grove

See how to spot a set flower on an Olive tree, and the mechanics of flowering.

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Ashley Smith
Harvest 2016 Update

Harvest 2016 Update

This years Olive Harvest was a great success. A large crop and excellent weather meant we could harvest a total of 50 tonne, 15,000,000 olives in total. This year Manzanillo, Kalamata and Uovo di Piccione varieties were harvested.  What happens now..... Once the olives are harvested (watch here) they then go through the grader to be sized. Smaller Olives are pressed to make oil and larger olives are kept for our table olives. The large olives are then washed, and placed in 2000L vats or 200L barrels in brine (salt and water). Over the first 3 weeks, rapid fermentation begins using...

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