Black Olives 

The olive variety for the 1881 black olives is the “Hojiblanca” (white leaf). This olive variety gets its name from the silver colour of the underside of the leaves. This variety represents about 15% of Spanish olive trees, which is of average vigour. The fruit-bearing branches are long and the canopy is of medium density. The fruit is oblong-shaped and its weight ranges from 1.4 to 4.3 grams. We use this variety because it has a very good texture in this preparation and a nice black color, very shining and smooth, is achieved.

Green Olives

The olive variety for the 1881 green olives is the “Manzanilla”. It gets its name from the shape of the fruit, the apple. Probably, this variety is the one with the highest quality among the green table olives. The “Manzanilla” tree is of medium vigour, very productive and precocious to being in production. Even though this variety is always harvested for table olive, it is good to know that it has a relatively good oil yield.