Autumn Olive Harvest
In October, olives started ripening and we harvested them.
|We all worked in a team to pick the massive amount of olives off the trees.|
We had a good harvest again this year and the olives totaled 123kg!
The olives shown in the picture above are only a part of the whole harvest.
We began to extract oil immediately so that the olive fruits may not deteriorate.
First of all, we crushed the olives with a blender.
|Then, we wrapped the crushed olives with gauze and then squeezed them.
Collecting the squeezed juice
|As we had a lot to do, we all worked hard.
|We collected 60 liters of juice (mixture of oil, water and solid) from 123kg of olives.
The color was more like Green Tea, far from that of olive oil...
|Separating oil with a centrifuge
We can see there's oil floating on the surface!
|Collecting the oil at the top layer by sucking it with a pipette
||By filtering it, we could obtain clear and beautiful oil!
4 liters of olive oil was produced!
It was more than enough for all of us.
We felt a sense of accomplishment thanks to the plentiful olive oil.
We had a great harvest season here at Osato Laboratory Garden.