Picual Single Variety extra virgin olive oil offers us an intense flavour and aroma with a very characteristic peppery prickling sensation in the mouth after a few seconds.
Perfect on toasts, for salads, for frying, and to add raw to finished dishes. It is the ideal Single Variety for people that prefer stronger flavours when it comes to olive oil.
The Picual olive is named after it’s shape – characterised by its a pointed tip (pico). Estimations are that 25% of the world’s olive oil production uses the Picual olive, with up to 50% of all the crops in Spain being the Picual variety. It is also known as Marteño because in the village of Martos in Jaén is very common.
The Picual is a medium to large-sized olive, weighing an average of 3.2 grams, and the olives come mainly from the south of Spain. The cultivation surface is over 645,000 hectares (1.6 million acres) primarily in Córdoba and Jaén (where Reinos de Taifas is based). Picual’s oil has extraordinarily high stability, and has one of the best yields of any olive, with a large amount of oil coming from each fruit.
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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.
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