Olive harvest

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In the month of November, it's Olive-time in Tuscany.

Most of the olive trees grown in Tuscany are Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolio, Maurino and Moraiolo.

In my opinion, picking olives is quite hard physical labour.

large net is placed under each olive tree and serves to collect the small olives as they gradually fall from the tree. Once all of the olives have been collected, the net is removed and the small fruits are put in baskets.

The olive harvest can be done entirely by hand, by using some special rakes, gloves or even with your bare hands.

There are special tools that are really helpfull, especially for the olives in the top of the trees, as you can see in the video below.