Guess the Yield – Double H Ranch Oakville

by Peggy OKelly on December 13, 2010

It’s late and we have two properties to harvest early tomorrow so I’m just going to give you the facts of our latest property, Double H Ranch.  It was a last minute deal that came through Bettenelli Farming Co…our friends from Twin Sisters….and one that I couldn’t pass up.

We will get into the story later but for now here are the facts you need to guess:

We harvested today!

35 trees – 85 % Italian varietals and 15% Mission varietals.

Fruit is perfect….half green….half purple.

Heavy crop on 80% of the trees…much heavier then Rutherford Runway.  So, you can compare the two to help your guess.

No record from prior years.

I know you want more facts then this but it’s all I have.  Remember, you are being a virtual olive farmer 🙂    We don’t always have perfect information so we have to compare and feel our way through it.

OK..back to it.  So, here are some pictures.  I’m not going to comment because I’m too tired and need to get some rest before the alarm goes off at 5am.  Get some clues from the pictures.  Remember bins are 1/2 ton bins IF full.  A ton of olives normally yields between 30-35 gallons of oil.

Take your guess in the comments section of this post for your chance to win a New Harvest Oil from Double H!

Good Luck!


Baz December 13, 2010 at 7:48 am

28 gallons

Jason Cutrer December 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Nice persimmons! I made the mistake of peeling and biting into a non-fuyi, or what I’ve dubbed an ultra-mega-super astringent, persimmon the other day.

Okay, now for the harvest guess, I’m guessing 42!

Pollin Family December 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm


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