Centenarian Lucio olive trees

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This weekend we’ve assisted to an original and informative exhibition about super ancient olive trees of the Lucio variety. We learned that this variety was introduced by the Moors, from nowadays’ Tunisia, in the 7th century after Christ, after a terrible drought had killed all the olive trees in the province of Granada. Nowadays we can still encounter ancient Lucio olive trees of 750 years old!
Tasting delicate and very special Lucio olive oil is a delight! Its fruitiness combines ripe and green notes altogether, that remind strawberry and fennel!

This particular cutting is from a Lucio olive tree of 450 years old. By counting the rings the experts can tell that they grow very slowly: in average 1 mm per year!