Did you know that olive trees thrive in the warm summer months?
California’s dry summer months help create olives with extraordinary flavors that we capture during our Fall harvest. A “water-wise” crop, olive trees are one of the most water-efficient in the world, consuming two thirds less water than other popular California tree crops.
Corto® is committed to conserving the natural resources of planet earth. All of our olive groves are equipped with drip irrigation systems designed to accurately apply a precise amount of water to the root zone of the trees while reducing any unnecessary water lost to evaporation. We also plant our trees in a highly efficient, vineyard-style layout that not only allows us to harvest the olives at the peak of freshness in the Fall, but also contributes to a significant reduction in our carbon footprint. Here at the mill, our solar panels “harvest the sun” and provide energy to power 100% of our state-of-the-art mill in the hot summer months.
We are actively working hard to create a sustainable future for California agriculture. This is why we truly take pride in being a producer of amazingly flavorful and fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil – traceable directly back to our local California farms – that also does right by the planet.
Until next season, Ciao!