OLIVE OIL PRODUCERS COOPERATIVE
Thrapsano lies approximately halfway into Crete’s District of Heraklion, on a semi-mountainous area.
The quality traits of the olive oil the Thrapsano Agricultural Olive Oil Producers Cooperative produces are interwoven not only with the olive tree varieties cultivated in the area (Psilolia and Koroneiki); the soil’s composition; and the area’s
climate, but also with the way the olive fruit is harvested and then processed (via the joint extraction method).
As a result, the olives yield an olive oil that has a pale green tint, a pleasing bittersweet taste, and a fruity aroma.
OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION
Olive trees - Olives
Growers in the area prune every four to five years to a low shape providing a balanced olive tree. ...
The harvesting of olives
Harvesting is done when the olive fruit has acquired a faint yellow to violet hue, depending on the ...
Extra virgin olive oil - Factory
The extra virgin olive oil is extracted by cold pressure centrifigation and removed in closed circui...