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- Díez, Concepción M., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Scientia horticulturae 2018 v.233 pp. 491-509
- Mediterranean diet; Olea europaea; basins; bioactive compounds; breeding programs; canopy; climate; cultivars; domestication; fruit trees; fruiting; functional foods; harvesting; irrigation; olives; raw materials; ripening; soil; staple foods; stone fruits; virgin olive oil
- ... More than 11 million ha of olives (Olea europaea L.) are currently grown worldwide, 98% of which are localized in the Mediterranean Basin, with olives being one of the most important fruit trees in the area. The olive fruit is a very particular drupe since it not may be directly consumed but must instead be processed. Table olives and virgin olive oil are the two main processed products derived fr ...