PARAFIELD TABLE OLIVES, Just 20k west of WAGGA WAGGA
Parafield olives started off by having 250 olive trees planted in 1935. The Olives having done so well and using my Horticultural/Farming background I started an Olive Tree Nursery to supply Australia’s new Olive industry in 1996.
We planted 6 thousand trees in 2003. After a slow start due to drought but then with good rains in 2010 invigorating their growth we FINALLY got a small harvest of 5 tons in 2015. Then in 2016, we picked 40 tons! As with ALL fruit trees olives have an alternate bearing, but with new trees coming on we have picked another 40 tons 2017.
The Parafield Grove has always been farmed using Organic Principals, we leave the Olives to ripen naturally on the trees. We start picking our Green Olives on 1st April every year. Our Olives are picked by hand & then put into a salt brine for 15 months. Olives are bitter straight from the tree. This is a Phenolic know as ‘Oleauropein’ and has to be removed to be edible. Almost All Table Olives in the World and in your supermarket are put into a Caustic solution to rapidly remove this bitterness which only takes only 5 days.
At Parafield we use the ‘Natural Method’ of Salt Brine which takes 15 months thereby keeping All of the Flavours & the Natural Health Benefits Olives have to Offer. Parafield is Proud to offer you good tasting Table Olives of several different varieties (spice of life ) in a range of sizes to accommodate your individual needs.