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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes Tasting Programme, New York, USA

New York, 31 October to 1 November, 2019


Savantes Introduces Enhanced ‘Frequent Tasters’ Recognition for Associates

Silver. Gold and Platinum Associate Savante Certificates will now be awarded.


Growing and processing olives and olive oil...

Information about planning, planting, pruning, picking and processing olives and olive oil!


Melbourne Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes

21st to 22nd November 2019 - Tasting the world's best extra virgin olive oils!


The following should be considered when choosing varieties for the olive grove.

  • Availability.
  • Whether the aim is to produce oil or pickling/preserved olives, or both.
  • Demand for the final product.
  • Compatibility with the soil type.
  • Growth rate.
  • Yield.
  • Is the variety predisposed to alternate bearing.
  • Oil quality and percentage.
  • Demand for the final product.
  • Need to blend final product.
  • Tree size.
  • Yield.
  • Is the tree self-pollinating, or will you need to plant pollinators.
  • Resistance to frost.
  • Resistance to drought.
  • Susceptibility to pests and diseases.
  • Ease of processing.
  • Ease of harvesting.
  • Suitability for mechanical harvesting.
  • Predisposition of fruit to bruising.
  • Flowering, fruiting and ripening times.
  • Harvest timing (consider two earlies and a mid, or two mids and a late).
  • Availability of labour at harvest time for the variety.