olive harvest

olive harvest

Ours is a small farm, we have 11 hectares land, about 27 acres. This year we have taken advantage of the last sunny days of the season to harvest olives from our 250  trees. We like to harvest early, between the end of October and the beginning of November, when olives are just turning from green to purple. At this stage olives are rich of oil and aromatic compounds.

The oil will be fruity and peppery with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Umbrian oil at its best.

beautiful olives, perfect stage for harvest

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