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3 Olive groves and oil mills for sale in Valencian Community
Rustic estate with almond and olive groves in inner Valencia
Farm with 58,640 m2 of plot and 1,069 m2 built.
Estate in the Valencian countryside with 5 ha of olive trees
Masía is located in a protected natural park.
Historic property with a unique tower located less than 30km from the city of Valencia offering crops and an olive press.
120,000 m² plot with 750 m² built and 120 m² terrace (11 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms)
Map of the Region
Depending on the year, around 3,5 % of Spanish olive oil is produced in the Valencian region, around 40,000 tonnes of olive oil. Many different varieties of olives are grown in this area. Of the varieties in this region the most important are: Alfarerenca; Changlot Real, in the area of Enguera; Cornicabra, in the inner region of Valencia, together with the Villalonga variety and others.
After harvesting, the olives are transferred to an installations known as an oil mill. The etymology comes from the Arabic 'al-mas'sara', which means 'to extract', 'to squeeze'. The mill consists of three basic areas where the olives are processed to extract the olive oil: the reception area, the production area and the cellar.
The Valencian Community represents 3.7% of the surface area dedicated to olive growing in Spain. In terms of olive oil, this region produces 2% of the national total, placing it in fifth place, even so, it is one of the autonomous communities with more than one hundred oil mills for the production of oil, representing 8.1% of the total number of oil mills in Spain.
The Designation of Origin of the Valencian Community is DO Aceite de la Comunidad Valenciana.
Of the 23 main varieties grown in Spain, 6 are Valencian ("Villalonga", "Blanqueta", "Farga", "Serrana de Espadán", "Changlot Real" and "Alfafara"). Seventy-four different varieties have been identified in the Comunitat Valenciana, which provides a wealth of nuances and aromas.
In general terms, the olive tree varieties of the Comunitat Valenciana are classified into two categories, taking into account their relative importance and diffusion:
• Main varieties: These are the varieties that occupy a significant area of cultivated land, dominating at least one region. In the Comunitat Valenciana, this group includes the varieties Alfafara, Arbequina, Blanqueta, Cornicabra, Changlot Real, Farga, Serrana de Espadán and Villalonga, and may also include Morrut and Rojal de Alicante.
• Secondary varieties: These are varieties which, although they are the basis of regular plantations in several regions, do not predominate in any of them. For the Valencian Community, this group includes varieties such as Borriolenca, Callosina, Cuquillo, Empeltre, Llumeta, Millarenca, Picual, Rojal de Valencia and Sollana.
This genetic diversity of the olive tree in the Comunitat Valenciana provides a wide range of oils.