There is a wide variety of olive trees in the Mediterranean. In Spain there are several different varieties of olive trees for both olive oil production and table olives. Do you know what the most typical Spanish olive trees are?
The most important Spanish olive trees for producing oil
Among the Spanish olive trees that produce oil, Picual is one of the most important varieties, since it occupies a large area of land and also has a high yield. This type of olive tree is mainly found in Jaén, although there are also some in Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
The second variety of Spanish olive trees in terms of land occupied is the Cornicabra olive tree, which also owes its success to its high yield. This oil is mainly produced in the area of Castilla-La Mancha.