The Oleoestepa cooperative society, a leading producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, has confirmed its participation in the first edition of Auténtica, which will take place on September 25th and 26th in Seville.

Auténtica Premium Food Fest is making a strong entrance and aiming to become a national and international reference as the most influential annual professional event for the premium and gourmet food and beverage industry.

More than 150 companies will showcase their products at the fair, including Oleoestepa, renowned for its excellence in extra virgin olive oil production. Oleoestepa will occupy a 40-square-meter booth, presenting its entire product portfolio.

The Sales and Marketing team of Oleoestepa will be available to visitors during the event to provide detailed information about the benefits of one of the best extra virgin olive oils available in the market, showcasing its various varieties and brands, including Oleoestepa, Egregio, Estepa Virgen, and Maestro Oleario.

Furthermore, in our continuous pursuit of innovation, on Tuesday, September 26th at 4:15 pm, Oleoestepa will join forces with Helados Estepa to offer a unique experience: an olive oil tasting combined with different types of ice cream. This initiative aims to delight the palate in an exceptional way by merging the tradition of olive oil with the freshness and creativity of ice cream. We are confident that this experience will be a true delight for food enthusiasts and culinary innovators alike.

Auténtica will take place at Fibes – Seville on September 25th and 26th, 2023, and it is expected to be an invaluable opportunity for visitors to firsthand experience the quality that Oleoestepa brings to the world of extra virgin olive oils.

The second-grade cooperative Oleoestepa has renewed its presence as an official supplier of the cooking programme Cómetelo on Canal Sur TV, directed and presented by the popular chef Enrique Sánchez.

This brings to twelve the number of years of collaboration with the leading television programme in Andalusia, as a defender and disseminator of the gastronomic culture of his land. Cómetelo, a programme for the whole family, promotes the knowledge, appreciation and consumption of 100% Andalusian natural and quality agri-food products.

The collaboration agreement as the programme’s official supplier reinforces Oleoestepa’s position as a benchmark brand for top-of-the-range extra virgin olive oil, for all households where people cook with passion and appreciate the quality of the ingredients. Oleoestepa extra virgin olive oils will have a prominent position during the programme, and their use in the preparation of the dishes that require it, as well as informative mentions about extra virgin olive oil and the differential values of the Oleoestepa cooperative.

This new season has just begun and ends in June 2024, which means that more than 200 programmes will be broadcast.

Olive (Olea) seed germination is a process in which the seed absorbs water and begins to develop a root and a leaf. This occurs when the seed is exposed to suitable environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity and light.


The best time to plant olive trees depends on the geographical area where the planting is to take place. In the north of Spain, for example, the best time to plant olive trees is between March and April. In the south, the best time to plant olive trees is between September and October. In areas with warmer climates, such as the Mediterranean, olive trees can be planted all year round.


The land for olive trees should be well located, at an altitude of no less than 500 metres, with good exposure to the sun and a good level of humidity. It should be free of weeds, with good drainage and good soil quality. The soil must be deep and sufficiently resistant to withstand cycles of drought and excess water. In addition, the soil should be protected from strong winds and have a good water supply for irrigation, either from an aquifer or from a water source such as a dam or river. Good soil preparation prior to planting is also very important. This includes removing weeds, thinning the soil to improve water absorption, and incorporating nutrients and compost into the soil.


The optimum temperature for planting olive trees is between 10°C and 25°C. These temperatures are adequate to keep the trees healthy and allow them to thrive. The ideal temperature for most varieties of olive trees is around 20°C. If temperatures extend for too long below 10°C, the trees will begin to suffer.


Seed drying: Seed drying is necessary to allow the germination process to take place. This is done by leaving the seed at room temperature for a few days to allow it to lose some of its water.
Seed hydration: Once dried, the seed must be hydrated to start the germination process. This can be done by soaking the seed in water for a few hours until it softens.
Sowing: Once the seed has been hydrated, it is ready for planting. This is done by placing the seed in a pot or planting box and covering it with soil or compost.
Temperature and light regulation: It is important to keep the temperature and light at a suitable level for the germination process to take place. The optimum temperature for olive tree germination is between 18-21°C. Light is also important for the seed to germinate, so it is advisable to keep the seed exposed to indirect light.
Watering: Watering is essential to ensure that the soil is moist so that the seed will germinate. Watering should be frequent, but not excessive, to avoid waterlogging.
Germination: Once all conditions are in place, the seed should germinate within a few days. When germinated, the seed will produce a small plant with green leaves. The germination process is complete and the plant is ready to be transplanted to its final location.


The flowering of the olive tree usually takes place during the months of April and May. This flowering is characterised by the appearance of numerous small, aromatic, white flowers, which are grouped in inflorescences. These flowers produce a sweet, aromatic nectar that attracts bees to carry out the pollination process. Once the flowering has passed, the fruits of the olive tree will begin to ripen, leading to the production of oil.

Imagen olivar en fase floración