[Sca-cooks] Olives

Stefan li Rous stefanlirous at austin.rr.com
Sun Dec 20 23:06:19 PST 2009

Simon Sinneghe said:

<<< Mother nature fixed the issue for this year.  I had not picked the  
crop because I wanted ripe olives.  A freeze with temperatures down to  
13 degrees destroyed the olives on the tree.  The tree is OK I think.  

I'm sorry to hear about your freeze and loss of your olives. I hope  
your tree is okay. Just as the early part of this last summer, this  
winter is also shaping up to be an unusual one.  Unfortunately, we may  
experience more of these as global warming upsets the expected weather  

<<< Several commercial groves have been planted in Western Oregon in  
recent years.  I think the message is to make oil or green olives. >>>

Do you mean green olives as compared to the black ones? Or green as  
opposed to ripe olives. I thought the difference between black and  
green olives was due to different processing. Does extracting olive  
oil not require ripe olives?

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