Fall & Winter are Olive U-Picking Times
Updated: Aug 27, 2019
Our olive trees are still small, but we expect to have some fruit on them for u-picking this year. We are growing a few different olive varieties, including: Ascolano, Maurino, Mission, Saracena, Empeltre, Manzanilla, and Frantoio.
Here are descriptions of the olive varieties that we are currently growing (maybe more to be planted):
Ascolano (Italy) - Table and oil variety. Has a tropical fruity flavor.
Maurino (Italy) - Compact tree known for its delicate flavorful oil in Tuscany.
Mission (California) - Black table olive grown on the California missions.
Saracena (Italy) - Medium-large fruits for table or oil. Aromatic oil flavor.
Empeltre (Spain) - Medium-sized black olive for table or oil.
Manzanilla (Spain) - Purple-green large fruit with rich taste and small pit.
Frantoio (Italy) - famous for Tuscany olive oil having a fruity flavor and strong aftertaste.