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ARE YOU READY FOR THE OLIVE HARVEST?
Olive harvesting is a very important stage in the production of extra virgin olive oil and virgin oil. The taste, quality, and target market in which the oil is sold depend on the technology used and the timing of the operation.
Olive harvesting period
Olives can be collections at times or stafrom from ripening different, giving source To different products:
It usually arrives in October, but with some very late varieties it can reach early December. At this stage the olives are rich in chlorophyll and the resulting oil will contain many antioxidants. The oil has a particularly fruity flavor and has a pleasant spiciness.
Full veraison and maturation:
At this stage, the olives are ripe enough to have purple skins and to yield a sweeter tasting oil. The "danger" at this stage is that ripe olives, if allowed to fall to the ground, can be affected by bacteria, mold or dirt.
oils that are obtained from overripe olives have a less intense flavor and a less high and pure quality.