Olivos en viaje
The saying goes 'olive trees are planted for grandchildren', but, nowadays modern agronomic techniques allow great 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.
They are specific crops imported from Italy, from a specialized nursery - Vivai Pacini in Pescia (Pistoia - Tuscany) - which is internationally renowned for its productivity, and for the quality of its oils.
These varieties can also be found in the INIA Las Brujas experimental garden, where they have been for more than 10 years, but were never before grown in such quantity in the country.
Of the remaining quota, 22% of the plants are Arbequina, a very common variety in Uruguay, making up 50% of the countries 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.