10 Apr

Port Lincoln, South Australia: Record olive harvest expected

The region’s olive trees are bursting with fruit this year, after a low yield in 2007 due to drought. The olive industry is looking up for Eyre Peninsula, with a record amount of olives, according to olive press operator and olive grower Peter Green. Mr Green started harvesting his olives with the mechanical harvester he […]

07 Apr

Florida: Marion couple looks forward to seeing olive crop come in

By Lora E. Ide, Beginning April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, and each Thursday thereafter, there will be a farmers’ market at On Top Of the World. To learn more, visit the Web site www.circlesquarecommons.com/ farmersmarket/index.html. After 12 years of growing the exotic trees, more often seen in California or in Mediterranean countries, the […]

04 Apr

Quality olive oil worth its weight in taste, nutrients

By Linda Hoffman, Olive oil is delicious and healthy, containing a monounsaturated fat, needed antioxidants and enzymes. We need to look for expeller first cold pressed oil, which means it has been produced without damaging heat and chemical solvents. The term “extra virgin” by itself is no longer sufficient to guarantee quality, as some imports […]

27 Mar

India’s olive experiment take off in Rajasthan this week

Can India become a major producer and exporter of olive oil? 50,000 sapling of various varieties will be planted near Jaipur to find the Variety most suitable to India. By Siddhartha Sarma, The agriculture board of a desert state, a micro-irrigation firm, and an Israeli company think so. Later this week, 50,000 olive saplings of […]

16 Mar

The humble olive

JAMES HIPKISS writes on the history, varieties and best ways to enjoy olives. Most Malaysians are familiar with olive oil. It is now commonly available in ever increasing varieties in nearly all supermarkets and specialist shops. However, the olive itself is not so commonly used here, and perhaps not so often seen in most Malaysian […]