What does mean hedge-row (olive grove)?
This is also known as Super High-Density, this system of olive cultivation emerged in the 1990's in the north of Spain. These plantations are characterized by rows of trees planted in hedge-like shapes, with trees distanced within the orchard lanes between 1.20 and 1.80 meters (3.94 and 5.90 ft.). In turn, the orchard lanes can be anything between 3.5 meters to 5 meters (11.5 to 16 ft.) apart, in such a way that the density can be anything between 800 and 2.000 plants per hectare (2.5 ac.). It is a new system whose main advantage is using over-the-row harvesters to collect the entire harvest, also recommended because the trees can be harvested while still young, which is suitable for small sized and low vigor varietals such as Arbequina, Arbosana or Koroneki.