The race to save the endemic olive tree has intensified, as a rediscovered species, mentioned in Renaissance literature is being repopulated. The Perla Maltese is still in the process of being registered as a Maltese endemic variety by the International Olive Council in Spain.
The good news for California olive growers is prices paid by the state’s two primary canners of table olives will average slightly more than they paid last year. But this good news comes a bit late for Dave Hails, who for 15 years has operated his 40-acre olive grove southwest of Wood
The Hawke’s Bay Branch of ONZ is holding a Field Day at Telegraph Hill on Sunday, 25 September, focusing on table olive production. Starting at 2 pm, the information-packed afternoon will cover: • growing table olives – what Telegraph Hill does and the olives it needs; • grower
The program for the Olives NZ Conference weekend has now been finalised, with the Conference on Saturday, 15 October, Awards Dinner that evening, and an Organoleptic Assessment Seminar on the Sunday, run by international Head Judge Reni Hildenbrand from South Africa. Titled “Increasin
ONZ EO Gayle Sheridan has shared the great news about the success of ONZ members at the Los Angeles EVOO Awards. Winners included: Man O’war: Silver Medal Medium – Verdale, Silver Medal Medium – Frantoio Blend; Matiatia Grove: Gold Medal Medium – Koroneiki/Fran
This year’s NZ EVOO Awards is providing a remarkable opportunity, with observers being welcomed to attend the judging in Auckland on 3-5 October. If you’re free and able to get there, don’t miss this chance to see the judging process in action and learn how it all works. Entries for t
Just a short hop over that rather large hill from Wellington is the Wairarapa – a region well-known for its pinot noir, and one that boasts about its artisan food producers and restaurants. So while in the capital recently, I thought it would be rude not to nip across and take a look.
The dates have been confirmed for the next round of Focus Grove Project field days/grove visits, as follows: Thursday, 27 October – Nelson; Friday, 28 October – Canterbury; Friday, 4 November – Hawke’s Bay; Friday, 11 November – Wairarapa; Friday, 18 November – Auckland (field d
Registrations are now open for Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes Tasting Programs in Europe, Australia and the USA. The programs source some of the best extra virgin olive oils from around the world for participants to taste, expanding their tasting knowledge, skills and experience. Dat