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HARVEST 2015

We wait all year round for this moment and it has finally arrived. Harvest!

At different times during the month of May all our eight groves come to picking time. We stare and examine the little green things every day from the end of April to assess the perfect picking time and once they are good to go, it is full on, laying the nets, shaking the trees, collecting the olives and sending them every day to be pressed. It's massive!

(shaking trees takes some concentration and at the end of the day your neck hurts!)

 The fruit that falls on the nets on the ground gets collected into crates.

It is hard work reaching those branches high up

From the crates to the pallet bin (500kg capacity) and here below the olives get cleaned and leaves blown away

 

 

 

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