2017 Harvest has started

2017 Harvest has started

2017 Olive Harvest has started in the Hunter Valley

The 2017 Olive Harvest in the Hunter Valley has started with hand picking of special olive varieties for table fruit.

The first fruit to be picked are the green olives (unripe fruit) used for special table fruit products.

A feature of the Olive Industry in the Hunter Valley is that there are many different varieties growing.

During the next few weeks, the olives will gradually ripen,  turning their luxurious purple colour as they increase their oil content.