Our 220Trees are Koroneiki variety. The Koroneiki is an olive cultivar from Greece and is primarily used in Olive oil production, they are also commonly known as 'Ladoelia' (Ladi=Oil and Elia=Olive) ie the Oil Olive. They are tough trees, heat, cold and drought resistant.
2_ When do you harvest the Olives?
Depending the year and the winter conditions we usually collect the olives around November/or early December. We collect the Olives before they are fully ripe, this Early Harvest Olive Oil is called 'Agourelaio'. 'Agourelaio' is hard to find even in Greece as unripe olives produce less oil and need to be carefully handpicked from the trees. Our Early Harvest Oil has higher antioxidant content and is extremely low in acidity usually around 0.2 (extra virgin is ≤ 0.8 )
3_ How big do your olives grow?
Koroneiki fruits are small, but have a high oil yield. 'Koroneiki' Olive is small 12-15 length and weights only 1.2-2.0gr
4_ Are the Olives edible?
Yes you can eat the fruit but is small (they are 4-5times smaller than the well-known Kalamata Olives)
5_ How do you harvest your crop?
The Olives are collected carefully by hand and they are transported immediately to the press