Picudo Single Variety extra virgin olive oil offers a medium intensity with a fruity and soft prickly taste and slightly sweet flavour.
Ideal for toasts, warm salads, gazpachos, and pastries.
The name Picudo (loosely translated to “Beaked”) comes from the shape of the olive, which is round with a curved point at one end. The Picudo olive tree is a thorny tree to grow. Its trunk is wild and tends to twist itself, becoming a gnarled tree. They are not easy to harvest, so this variety is less frequent. Its olive oil is so precious that we consider it an obligation to continue growing them and obtaining its olive oil every year.
The Picudo is the second-largest olive used in oil extraction, weighing an average of 4.8 grams, and the olives crops are located in the south of Spain. It is cultivated over 60,000 hectares (150,000 acres), mainly in Castro del Río and Baena, in the south of Córdoba and to a lesser degree in the neighbouring provinces of Jaén, Málaga, and Granada.
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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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