The culture of olive trees
Olive growing has been present in Tunisia since ancient times. Later, during the Carthaginian and Roman era, it has known a great growth as shown by the Carthaginian Scholar Mago, who is considered to be the Father of Agronomy for his twenty eight volume encyclopedia on agriculture.
In this masterpiece, he emphasized, the importance of olive cultivation since the Punic civilization as the remains of the oil presses stone mill found everywhere in the Tunisian countryside, prove it.
Today, Tunisia is ranked among the top four oil producing countries worldwide.
Olive trees are present throughout all these regions, and mainly in the mountainous region of Zaghouan. This region sets itself apart by the virtues of its waters, its roman remains, and its aqua duct that supplied drinking water over a distance of 90 kilometers towards Carthage.
Our oils come from the Ben Fredj family olive yards which are a part of the Nadhour locality that extends to the southern foothills of the mountain of Zaghouan.
They owe their high quality not only to the mildness of the Mediterranean climate and its warm sun, but also to the Ben Fredj family and ancestral know-how.
This family remains faithful to the traditional procedures transmitted from father to son for decades; nonetheless, they do not hesitate to adopt the effective means of modern technology for they cultivate their olive groves with the utmost love and passion.