Melograno & Olive picking

melograna

My good friends Paola and Irish gave me a ‘Melograno’ or Pomegranate tree for my birthday last year, and now the pomegranates are ripe and just waiting to be picked.  An easy job as the tree is young and the fruit are large.

We decided that we will harvest our olives the first week of November.  Olive harvesting is a wonderful experience, we harvest all by hand in the time honoured way, combing the olives fom the trees into the nets below.  This year the fruit are plentiful but small, and as last year I will be combining the olives from Bellaugello with Paola and Irish’s olives so that we can get a single cold pressing of our organic olives.