The Syrian olive is quite popular in Israel; the oil produced from these trees has a high content of anti-oxidant substances and is rich in aroma and taste. The Syrian olive tree has been in Israel for thousands of years and was named after the city of Zor which is believed to be this variety’s initial origin. The Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem has trees that are 1700-2000 years old!
The Coratina olive is of an Italian origin. It is considered to be part of the early ripening varieties; its fruit is typically harvested in October and is most generally picked while it is green. This leads to a strong “grassy” aroma. The Coratina is suitable for both super intensive plantation and intensive plantation.
The Fishulin olive is of a French origin. It is considered to be part of the late ripening varieties; the Fishulin is typically harvested in December. Its large fruit is thought to be somewhat bitter and is preferred by those who regularly consume olive oil or enjoy a strong taste.