An Overview of  The Olive Tree in Spain

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History. Roman InfluenceArabic Influence. Religion InfluenceCultural Influence. . Production. Spanish Olive Statistics300 Million Trees5.19 Million Acres1 Million Tons of Oil80% from Andalusia250 Olive Varieties. . Tree Maturity. Slow-growingBears fruit after 5 yearsMaximizes fruit production between 40-140 yearsLo Parot.

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1. An Overview of The Olive Tree in Spain Presented by Emily Parrish April 10, 2005

2. History Roman Influence Arabic Influence Religion Influence Cultural Influence

3. Production Spanish Olive Statistics 300 Million Trees 5.19 Million Acres 1 Million Tons of Oil 80% from Andalusia 250 Olive Varieties

4. Tree Maturity Slow-growing Bears fruit after 5 years Maximizes fruit production between 40-140 years Lo Parot

5. Harvesting Late Nov. – Late Mar. Harvesting Process 4-11 Kilos of Olives per 1 Kilo of Oil

6. Olive Oil Production Process Ground Pressed Spun Filtered Acidity Levels Shelf Life

7. Olive Oil Classification 20 DO’s (Denominación de Origen) Classes of Oil Pomace - Least Expensive, Don’t Bother Regular - Mixture of Refined and Virgin Refined - Refined Lampante Virgin Lampante (Strong) -- >3.3% Acidity Corriente (Average) – 1-3.3% Acidity Extra (Best) -- .2-1% Acidity

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