This variety is characteristic of Catalonia (Tarragona and Lleida) and Alto Aragon, although its growth has spread to practically the entire country. It takes its name from the town of leridana de Arbeca.
It produces a very fluid and sweet oil, in which it is almost impossible to perceive bitter or peppery flavors. Its olive oil has a fruity aroma of olives, apple, banana and almond.
This type of olive is the second Spanish variety in terms of cultivated area. It is mainly found in the provinces of Toledo, Ciudad Real and Madrid, but it can also be found in the provinces of Cáceres and Badajoz. Its name refers to the curved shape of the fruit, which is reminiscent of a goat horn.
Its extra-virgin olive oils are highly aromatic, with notes of fruity olive and other fruits including apple. Herbal olive leaf notes can be appreciated on the palate, with a slightly bitter taste.
It is one of the great Andalusian varieties, with significant presence in the provinces of Córdoba, Granada, Málaga and Jaén. Although its name is similar, it is a clearly differentiated from the picual variety. It takes its name from its curved pointed tip.
This variety makes highly aromatic oils. It is characterized by its green fruity flavor with green apple and olive leaf notes.
It is a native variety of the province of Jaén, although it growth is limited to the province’s northern mountain range. It offers oils that contrast with the predominant variety produced in the province, the picual. It is a sweet, but very fruity oil, in which fig notes predominate.
Lechín de Sevilla
This is one of the most widespread varieties in Andalusia, with a strong presence in the province of Seville, although it is also grown in Córdoba, Cádiz and Málaga. The extra-virgin olive oils of this variety are characterized by a balance between green, peppery and bitter notes. They are very fruity oils.
A Levantine variety, its cultivation is particularly important in the province of Alicante, but it can also be found in Valencia, Murcia and Albacete. Its name comes from the milky tone of its olive. These oils are distinguished by their intense fruitiness, and a strong peppery and bitter taste.
Lechín de Granada
Apart from Granada, this variety is also grown in Almeria, Albacete and Murcia. Extra-virgin oils with a sweet characteristic taste are obtained from it.
The growth of this variety is mainly concentrated in the south of the province of Badajoz and the north of the province of Seville. It produces very fruity sweet oils.
An olive variety that gets its name from the city of Alfafara in Alicante. In Spanish Levante, it is also known as “alfafarenca”. In addition to its province of origin, it is grown in Valencia and Albacete. This variety produces virgin olive oils with a perfect balance of bitterness and spiciness. On the nose, it is notable for its banana and ripe-tomato notes.
Verdial from Badajoz
This variety is typically found in the Extremadura region (in Badajoz and Cáceres) and is one of the many verdial varieties found in Spanish olive groves and differentiated by the reference to the area where it is grown. The Badajoz variety is a verdial that offers medium-high fruity virgin olive oils. It's notable for its tones of almond and ripe fruit. It’s slightly bitter, with a more prominent hint of spiciness. The result is an oil that's slightly sweet.
This is one of the main table-olive varieties in Spain. It is mainly grown in the province of Seville although it can also be found in Huelva and Badajoz. It is also used to produce oils known for their medium fruitiness and hint of spiciness and bitterness. It is notable for its aromas of grass, almonds and figs.
Verdial from Huévar
This variety is closely linked to the province of Huelva, although it is also grown in production zones in the neighbouring regions of Seville and Cádiz. In fact, it is one of the varieties admitted covered by the Sierra de Cádiz Designation of Origin. The virgin olive oils it produces are fruity with an intense spiciness and bitterness. It is also notable for its green tones with a clear flavour of green almond and figs.
Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous olive varieties in the world. Gordal Sevillana is mainly used to produce table olives notable for their large size, which is what differentiates them from all other varieties. It is mainly grown in Seville, although it has been successfully grown in other areas of Spain. It is not generally used to produce olive oil due to its very low fat yield.