The olive trees are grown from cuttings struck at the nursery. Once they are about 18 months old they are ready to plant. Each olive tree is planted with 6x6 meter spacing then staked and tied. As they grow, the olive trees receive a handful of natural lime each year to bring up the minerals from the soil and increase the soil PH. In the first two years we chose to water in the summer months with the addition of liquid seaweed to promote root growth. After two years we mulched with pine tree chippings to retain moisture during the summer months. At the change of every season we spray with diluted liquid seaweed as a foliar feed and a resistor to insects. The insects don’t like the smell of the seaweed.
Evergreen Extra Virgin Tuscan Mix Olive Oil reflects a fresh grassiness, smooth in texture laced with an array of delicate fruity and nutty flavours, then rounded off with a distinctive Tuscan pepper presence. A truly “world class” award winning honest Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Evergreen Extra Virgin Tuscan and Lemon Fused Olive Oil reflects a crisp fresh fruitiness, very smooth with no sour lemon aftertaste. It is laced with a mild peppery finish a hint of the Tuscan varieties coming thru. It is delightful as a salad dressing, drizzled over pasta, avocados, green vegetables, fish, beef and chicken dishes. Even French Vanilla ice cream as a desert. The list is ongoing as this is a very versatile “fusion” of culinary flavours.
Rich in monounsaturated acids the health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are well documented – beneficial for those with a heart condition. Monounsaturated acids lower bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol content. Other health benefits - Phenols (antioxidant agents) reportedly destroy free radicals and thus slows down ageing of cells and lowers the risk of cancer. Oleanolic acid (approx 80% content of Olive oil) for nervous system development and strong bones in children. A great source of Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin A, Omega 3, 6 and 9.