The oliver grove

The surface area of the oliver grove is 7 hectares (17.3 ac), with 1500 olive trees covering our small farm around the « campagne » (the farmhouse in Provençal language).

The large majority of the olive trees are from the Aglandaù variety (90%), following the requirements of the AOC Haute-Provence. There are also Bouteillans, olivier d'Aups with big round dark fruits, some Cayons and Picholines for the  pollination.

The harvest is fairly irregular, depending on the weather. In 2008, we harvested a total of 10 tons of olives.

5 kg (11 lb) of olives are needed to obtain 1 L of olive oil. Therefore our production reached  2000 L in 2008.