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Due to the favourable climate and the excellent composition of the soil, olive oil production has traditionally spread along the Adriatic coast since Roman times.
If you haven't heard before about Croatian olive oil, it is most likely because it is still a relatively small producer compared to its European counterparts. Croatia produces small quantities of olive oil, but of a very high-quality. It is no surprise that Flos Olei, the authority in the olive oil world, voted Croatia's Istria region as the best in the world, for the fifth time in a row.
The most important olive regions are - Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia.
Currently, in Croatia, we can find around 3.5 million trees that cover a surface just below 20,000 hectares. The most olive groves are up to 50 years of age, followed by younger than ten years and by those up to 30 years. A small part is over century-old olive trees. There are 21,630 olive farms and 154 mills.
The majority of Croatian producers are small family-run businesses, growing and producing limited quantities of extra virgin olive oil. These small producers cannot compete on markets in terms of volume, but when it comes to quality - these olive oils are outstanding. At MARQT.NO you can find such olive oils. All our producers handpick their olives and press them the same day to ensure top quality.
We aren't the only ones who think that Croatian olive oils are exceptional.
Regularly you will find Croatian olive oils awarded with medals in many prestigious international competitions such as the New York International Olive Oil Competition.