The culture and lexis of the olive grove
The world of the olive grove aspires to be recognised as a Patrimony of World Heritage, a unique symbiosis of landscape, ecosystem, history, culture and character. Olive groves are strongly associated with Andalusia, a defining factor of its identity, from the natural environment to its traditions, economy and cultural heritage.
At Agro Sevilla we want to contribute to the preservation of that identity, staying true to the values which have made us world leaders in table olives and promoting the prosperity of our communities. Today we look at the rich vocabulary of our fields, to those special terms from the olive world that define a unique way of life.
Ten words to take us into the culture of the olive grove
In an olive grove, the space between two rows of olive trees.
Small maintenance pruning of the olive trees during their annual cycle.
Ripening process during which the olive turns from green to black.
Basket with handles used to pick and transport agricultural produce such as olives..
Branch that grows at a low level on an olive tree..
Short stick which is used to shake the olive tree.
Basket to recover the olives that fall from the tree during ‘el ordeño’.
Manual technique to harvest table olives.
Traditional olive harvest technique using blows to the tree branches with a stick.
The harvest season of green table olives is defined as verdeo.