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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!


Olives can be planted in irrigated olive groves year round if winter temperatures do not fall below -5 degrees Celsius. However, planting in Australia is generally done in spring.

  • Complete site preparation.
  • Plant windbreak crop to protect young trees, do not shade grove.
  • Mark out tree positions.
  • Dig hole approx 35cm deep x 20cm wide, do not glaze sides.
  • Fill hole with water.
  • Remove plastic plant bag or pot.
  • Tease out bottom 3cm of roots.
  • Place root system in hole to position 5cm below grove soil level.
  • Cover in and firm down soil to express air pockets.
  • Form 1m basin with soil bank.
  • Fill basin with minimum of 10 litres of water.
  • Remove nursery stake and ties.
  • Insert stake, generally 150cm long and 12-20mm thick.
  • Tie tree to stake with plastic tape allowing a little movement.
  • Put on tree guard, can use sisalation or plastic.
  • Mulch, being careful to keep trunk clear of mulch.