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Olive

Olive cultivation dates back to 3000 B.C., which took place primarily in the countries of the Mediterranean basin. Today, there are more than 2000 varieties of olive trees around the world, but most of the world’s olive production still comes from the Mediterranean basin. In fact, the largest producers of olives are Spain, Italy, Greece and Tunisia. The majority of olives produced are used for olive oil production and the remaining 10% for consumption.
Olive trees bloom at the end of winter and spring. The olives are usually harvested from October at the earliest and November for the most ripe, and up to February/March.

From Fruit to Olive Oil

An olive tree produces between 15 and 20 kg of olives per harvest depending on the number of trees in the plantation, the agronomy and obviously the age of the trees. The younger the tree (around 20 years old), the more it produces, while the older the tree, the smaller the olives. The age of the tree and variety of olive also determines the spiciness of the oil: the older the tree (more than 150 years old), the less spicy the olives will be. It requires between 5 to 7 kg of olives to produce approximately 1 L of olive oil.

Guénard French Olive Oil

We have selected for you an extra virgin olive oil manufactured with olives grown and pressed in the south of France with both fresh and sweet notes.