Quinta do Crasto includes a considerable area of olive groves and has been producing extra virgin olive here for many years.
Our Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from the traditional Portuguese olive varieties of Cobrançosa and Madural.
Agricultural practices and phytosanitary treatments
Despite not being officially certified, our olive grove is organically grown (no phytopharmaceutical products or synthetic fertilisers are used).
A light pruning is made every two years to the trees.
Mechanical harvesting is used to remove the olives using olive shakers and vibration harvesters. This technique avoids olive trees from being damaged. Olives are put into 25 kg plastic boxes and transported to a traditional olive oil mill. Olives lying on the ground are not used for olive oil production.
Cobrançosa and Madural