A TRIBUTE TO OUR ANCESTORS
Many of the olive trees I cultivate have been here for centuries. Based on their tall, thick trunks, some of them are more than 300 years old.
I would love to be able to talk to the people who planted them, to ask why they chose that particular variety and how they looked after them. It thrills me to think that these trees have survived to the present day and continue to bear fruit of exceptional quality due to the hard work and effort of those people.
ERM aims to prevent the centuries-old olive trees and native Pallars olive varieties of from fading into obscurity and to recover those that have been lost so that they provide us with fruit for many years to come. To achieve this, we’re working in tandem with the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) to identify the region’s olive varieties, categorize them, study their characteristics and grow them again.
The research is proving to be extremely interesting and fruitful. I think it’s an excellent way to honour our ancestors, our region and the beautiful job of working the land.