Description: The azeitona de Conserva de Elvas and Campo Maior PDO is a fruit from the olive tree (Olea europeae sativa Hoffg Link) in the Azeiteira, Carrasquenha, Redondil e Conserva varieties.
The most of these varieties has a low ability to produce olive oil, but a high olive production, perfect to preserves.
Production method: The olives are harvested at the degree of ripeness required to following technological processes:
The olives can be also stuffed or flavored with oregano and / or thyme.
Distinctive features: Elvas and Campo Maior regions have a medium temperature (22 °C) ideal for fermentation process in brine. More precipitation zone characteristic, and also the depth and soil fertility, that provides the distinct characteristics to the fruits.
Production area: Azeitona de Conserva de Elvas and Campo Maior PDO olives are exclusively produced, transformated and conditioned in the Elvas and Campo Maior counties.
History: Already in decade of 50s Campo Maior and Elvas regions was distinguished as areas propitious to olive production, not only because its olive varieties, but also because the soil, frequently ploughed and dredged.
This cultivation dates back to the 1900s when some varieties were officially recorded and are still being grown today.
Product specification (pdf)
AGRODELTA – Indústrias Alimentares Lda
Control and certification body
AGRICERT, Certificação de Produtos Alimentares, Lda
Publication in EU official journal
Reg. (CE) n.º 148/2007 - L46 16.02.2007