Variety characteristics

Arbequina (pronounced as AR-BEH-KI-NA) is a small, symmetrical olive fruit and can be anywhere from pink to burnt orange to black. It weighs at an average of 1.9 g. Arbequina gets its name from the town of Arbeca in Lerida, Catalonia, Spain. Arbequina can be found mainly in Lerida, Tarragona, Córdoba and Jaén (where Reinos de Taifas is based).

While the olives have a low flesh-to-stone ratio, the trees yield abundant fruits, resulting in an oil yield of around 22-27% – one of the highest amongst the main cultivars of olive. Therefore, Arbequina has emerged as one of the prevailing global olive cultivars typically grown in high-intensity, high-density plantations.

Tasting notes

Arbequina extra virgin olive oil brings the fresh taste and aroma of newly cut grass. The flavour is initially mild and gradually surprises your palate with herbaceous notes after a few seconds. The subtle essence of Arbequina olive oil enhances the flavour of your meals, adding a delightful touch to your cooking or a drizzle over finished dishes.

Arbequina olive oil is ideal for families and those who enjoy milder flavours, especially children who may not be accustomed to stronger tastes.

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The maturation of the olive fruits starts in early October and lasts until January. The time when the fruit ripens varies every year, depending on the weather. Harvesting takes place between December and February, depending on when the fruits reach their optimal point of maturity each year. To learn about how Reinos de Taifas care for olive trees, please refer to the page on sustainable farming.

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Tasting notes

Arbequina Single Variety extra virgin olive oil offers us a flavour and aroma of freshly cut grass. It seems milder olive oil at first. Then after a few seconds of tasting it, you can appreciate how the herbaceous nuances suddenly appear to surprise your palate.
 
Perfect on toasts, for making sauces (mayonnaise), fish, baking sweets and desserts. It is the ideal Single Variety for people who prefer milder flavours, especially children not used to more robust olive oil flavours. Arbequina could be the perfect EVOO for families.
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Variety characteristics

It is getting its name from the town of Arbeca in Lerida, Catalonia, Spain. The Arbequina olive has recently become one of the dominant olive cultivars in the world, usually cultivated in high-intensity, high-density plantations.
 
The Arbequina olive is small, symmetrical and can be anywhere from pink to burnt orange. It weighs in at an average of 1.9 g. It is cultivated mainly in Lerida, Tarragona, Córdoba and Jaén (where Reinos de Taifas is based). Arbequina trees produce one of the highest fruit yields of all varieties. While the olives have a low flesh-to-stone ratio, their oil yield is 20.5% – one of the highest amongst the main cultivars of olive.
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Maturation of the olive starts in early October and lasts until January. It is different each year, depending on the weather. The harvest of the olives is between December and February, depending on when they reach their optimal point of maturity each year. For more information, please read about our sustainable farming.

Are you interested in getting some of our Arbequina extra virgin olive oil? Head over to our online shop to purchase today.