December Pressing Matters | The Olive Oil Source

December Pressing Matters

December 01, 2011

Things may have quieted down now that the harvest is over, but now is the time to pay the greatest attention to your oil and orchard:

  • If you are planning to rack your oil to remove any muddy sediment, get on a regular schedule and be diligent about removing those impurities. Use our mini transfer pump to make the racking process easier.

  • Make sure you have properly stored your oil to protect it from the vagrancies of rapid aging. Stainless steel tanks or fusti are the best way to extend the high quality of your oil into the year ahead.

  • Review the orchard and schedule next year’s maintenance. Tree trimming should happen before it starts raining to protect newly exposed cuts from potential damage and disease.