olive varieties

Production

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.

The Give and Take of French Cultivars

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

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.

PGI Olio Lucano for Olive Oil From Basilicata Underway

The product specification of the IGP Olio Lucano is waiting for E.U. approval.
Special Report

14 Greek Olive Varieties to Be State Certified

Greek Nurseries are watching developments that could satisfy their long-standing demand for certified propagating material.

Iran’s Olive Oil Sector Growing Despite Setbacks

Iran had a record-breaking year in terms of its olive oil production. However, poor government planning and corruption are thwarting the sector’s full potential.
Olive Oil Times Special

Manzanilla, Gordal Olives from Seville Get PGI

Despite some opposition, Manzanilla and Gordal olive varieties from Seville were finally granted a Protected Geographical Indication in Spain.

La Rioja Preserves Its Olive Heritage to Improve Production

The Government of La Rioja is engaged in a multi-year effort that pursues the recuperation and preservation of indigenous olive varieties in an effort to develop unique olive oils.