Favolosa is a newer olive variety developed from a breeding program in Italy. This one was harvested early when the fruit was just turning color from green to purple, that is why it is quite bitter. It is also very fruity and moderately pungent. The aroma is nicely floral. It has mostly leafy green flavor characteristics of woodiness, cooked artichoke, green tea, and nettle.
Chemistry at time of harvest, April, 2019: Polyphenols 750, Oleic Acid 73.2
Country of Origin: Chile