Taking this Time to Prune Olive Trees

Pruning the olive trees

Although our producers in Italy and Spain are under shelter-at-home orders like many of us here in the U.S., they have the great good fortune of being able to spend time with their olive trees.  This time of year that means pruning.

We checked in with our original EVOO producers, Amy and Mirco, at Costa Digiano in Le Marche, Italy, to see how they’re faring and find out what’s happening on the farm.  Costa Digiano is a small biodynamic and organic farm producing EVOO, honey and wine.  Although they have not been able to produce their exquisite, green, single-varietal Mignola extra virgin olive oil for two years, due to a killing late frost in 2018, we are really looking forward to their 2020 harvest.

Recently, Amy and Mirco have been pruning their ancient trees (with the help of their border collie, Stella), getting ready for the arrival of the blossoms that we all hope herald the beginning of an abundant year. We wanted to share a few pictures of their pruning.

Pruning olive tree
Taking a break from pruning olive trees

Amy and Mirco added a vineyard to their 12-acre property about a year ago.  Before that they were producing an excellent wine, which has received a lot of buzz in Italy, from vines that they lease.   We can’t wait to taste the wine they produce this year from their very own vines. Be sure to  Contact us if you would like information on how to order their wine. Check out more photos of their farm here.

Olive farm
Olive farm

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