Hojiblanca

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Hojiblanca
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olive Hojiblanca, Castelltallat, Spain
Olive (Olea europaea)
Origin Spain
Use Table and oil

Hojiblanca (literally translated, "white leaf" in Spanish) is an olive cultivar from Lucena (Spain). It represents 16% of the olive production in Andalucia and is grown mainly in the Spanish provinces of eastern Seville, southern Cordoba and northern Málaga. In Andalucia it is collected in late autumn (November-December) as green or black ripe olives for eating, or late in the season (March-April) to produce oil.[1] These olives are popular table olives,[1] and are also used to produce oil, though the oil content is lower than some popular Spanish olive cultivars like the Picual.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stan Kailis; David John Harris (2007), Producing Table Olives, Landlinks Press, pp. 79–80, 58–59, ISBN 978-0-643-09203-7 
  2. ^ Paul M. Vossen (1 January 2007), Organic Olive Production Manual, UCANR Publications, p. 8, ISBN 978-1-60107-440-9, retrieved 22 September 2013