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Late harvest olive oil


The fruit is picked black and ripe. Waiting longer into the winter to pick means that the fruit may have a little more oil but increases risk that the fruit will be damaged by frost. Late harvest or "Winter" fruit is riper so, like other ripe fruit, it has a light, mellow taste with little bitterness and more floral flavors. Flavor notes of peach, melon, perfumy, apple, banana, buttery, fruity, rotund, soave and sweet are often used.