Olive-growing and crop
 
Ever since Sicily, the heart of the Mediterranean, has been playing an important role in the agricoltural production, especially as regard wheat, wine and oil. In the Southwestern part of the island washed by the sea and surrounded with mountains, is located Sciacca, town of Phoenician origin, ever since devoted to agricolture and fishing.
  L'olivicultura
L'olivicultura  
In the territory, characterized by upland plains and lows hills, olive trees in the native varieties of Cerasuola, Biancolilla and Nocellara del Belice have been cultivated for centuries.
The most favourable period for the olive crop is when the colour is changing, that is when the olive takes on a superficial colouring and the pulp is still clear,
  L'olivicultura
L'olivicultura  
while the manual crop is carried out using combs, ladders and nets.
 
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