Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The California Chardonnay of the Olive Oil Industry
We are sold out of this oil for this year, with such a bad harvest, we had very few gallons produced for the 2018 harvest. Fingers crossed the upcoming 2019 harvest is a BIG one! We recommend our Kitchen Blend as a replacement.
Olive - Arbequina (the most widely planted olive in California). This is a Spanish varietal, smaller in size with a very good pit to meat ratio. The oil yield for this olive is higher than most, typically around 40-42 gallons/ton. Most plantings in CA are grown in Super High Density (SH) hedge rows, where there are nearly 700 trees per acre, and they are mechanically harvested with "over the row" harvesters like trellised grapes. Typical plantings are 12 feet between the rows, and trees are planted 6ft apart. They are fast growing and fast yielding trees. Typically yielding fruit in year 2, and harvestable in year 3.
Flavor & Aroma - Fruity, fresh, ripe olive with rich red apple, buttery almond and green artichoke. Many say there are delicate rich flavors of green hay, which we believe to come from it's "milder" flavor. Because it's so widely planted, we call it the "Chardonnay" of the California Olive Oil Industry, making it a great entry-level California EVOO, and one you can use every day, in all applications.
100% Certified "Extra Virgin" - Certified by the California Olive Oil Council (COOC)
Harvest Date - Mechanically Harvested - November 2018