OLIVES . SEVILHANA
destiny: olives or olive oil
Portuguese regional olive variety , also known as santulhana, which can be found primarily in the Mondego Valley in the region of Beira Alta due to the existing micro-climate, and that, due to low productivity, the abandonment of fields and aging of the population were gradually disappearing thousands of specimens. It is easily confused with other regional portuguese variety, the Negrinha do Freixo, which can be found through the transmontana area.
It is a variety of small to medium force, but easily adapts to poor soils and cold-tolerant, even in places with low rainfall and high temperature amplitudes.
The rooting capacity is low, both by cutting and by semi-hardwood cuttings with periodic watering or nebulizing. The start of production is delayed. The flowering season is early and has a low pollen germination, depending on annually weather conditions. It is one of the varieties with most high resistance to plagues and common diseases such as the peacock-eye, leprosy or olive fly, in maturation is sensitive to frost and on harvesting is very sensitive to touch.
Productivity is low and alternating and ripening season is precocious, has high resistance to fruit drop which makes difficult a mechanized harvesting. The oil yield is low in spite of high quality which is characteristic. The separation of flesh and kernel is easy.
Obtained from not fully mature fruit harvested in changing from green to purplish black, the bitter is removed by treatment with a solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water.
net weigth: 125g
additional information: picked and selected by hand