Olives in Texas
Texas Olive Ranch 100% Pure Texas Extra Virgin Olive Oil is pressed from arbequina variety olives grown at our ranch. The arbequina variety was developed in Spain and is especially suitable for growing in the sandy loam soil of the Middle Rio Grande Valley, where the climate is very similar to southern Spain. In addition to the arbequina variety, we grow two other varieties: arbosana, also Spanish in origin; and a Greek variety, koroneiki.
The growing season in Texas is hot and the olives are ready to be harvested the first week in September. We harvest mechanically using a modified grape harvester.
For more information about olive cultivation in Texas, visit The Texas Olive Oil Council.