Olive trees on the road
The adage says 'olive trees are planted for the grandchildren', however modern agronomic techniques allow nowadays impressive results to be achieved in a matter of a few years.
This plantation extends over 32 hectares, and has 9000 olive trees: 78% of the area - more than 7000 plants - has varieties partly new to Uruguay: Taggiasca, Pendolino, Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina. These are specific crops identified and imported from Italy, from the 'Vivai Pacini' of Pescia (Pistoia - Tuscany) specialized nursery, an internationally renowned enterprise, known for its productivity, and the quality of its oils. These varieties can also be found in the INIA Las Brujas experimental garden, Uruguay's experimental station for olive tree cultuvation, where they were planted over 10 years back in time, but never before grown at a large scale in the country. Out of the remaining quota, 22% of the plants are Arbequina, a common variety in Uruguay, making up 50% of the country olive crops: of Spanish origin and with proven productivity, precocity and adaptation to local conditions, it is the base for blends with other oils.
The objective of the project is the intensive production of olives, resulting in the extraction of high quality extra-virgin olive oil and table olives, destined for local use, and for export to the region.
Our partnership with international research centers and universities in Italy allows us to introduce advanced techniques and methods, all the while striving for environmental protection.