olive Hojiblanca, Castelltallat, Spain
|Olive (Olea europaea)|
|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. These olives are popular table olives, and are also used to produce oil, though the oil content is lower than some popular Spanish olive cultivars like the Picual.