Like Christmas it comes round every year! We picked a couple of weeks later this year than normal and lost some olives to the ground after recent wind and rain. Thankfully we chose a glorious day and the result of our efforts 74 Kilos.
A good friend donated his old newspaper round sac which works a treat.
Karen picking too
The olives start green before changing to purple or black – all the same variety and mainly for oil rather than eating.
Our reward is almost 16 litres of gorgeous first pressed virgin olive oil. It taste divine! We will prune the trees in March and see what comes next year.