Best Olive Oils South Africa
South Africa produces some of the best extra virgin olive oil in the world.
The olive harvest in South Africa takes place between March and June/July. The oils are extracted in August/September hence, fresh olive oil is obtained.
the production of olive oil is mainly centered in the western cape with 93 %, while the other regions each represent between 1% and 3% of the total production of olive oil in South Africa.
The most commonly used olive varieties in South Africa are Frantoio, Coratina and FS18.
The olive variety 'mission' is as well among the most common cultivars in South Africa.
The South African olive oil has significantly improved over the years, to the point of rivaling some of the best olive oils in the world and it’s getting more and more recognized all over the world thanks to its high quality and the awards it has received which affirm its excellence.