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It takes a tree to make the oil

Pruning an olive tree

It takes a tree to make the oil


And a well-pruned tree, too.

In order to obtain a very, very good extra virgin olive oil with low acidity and all those healthy elements such as vitamins, tocopherols, B-carotene, phytosterols, polyphenols, in other words antioxidants, you have to start from the beginning, i.e. from how you keep the olive trees.

Olive trees are actually not trees but bushes; therefore, to prove that nature is not always complacent, they will always tend to return to their original form.

This means that they must be pruned with care and reasoning. The shape we stick to is the classic pot shape, i.e. emptied in the middle so that light and air can circulate for the health of the plant and the olives.

Each form of pruning, for which there are several schools, is also carried out according to the method of harvesting.

We also prefer to prune a little each year rather than making drastic cuts from time to time.

This annual "trimming" also has the advantage of reducing the alternation of production, as olive trees tend to bear fruit every other year.

The tools we use for pruning are hand saws with a telescopic pole. 

Canino olive groves
Canino olive groves
Canino olive groves


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