The Empeltre olive trees are one of the oldest varieties in Spain. They can reach a significant size, although their rooting capacity is low, which forces to practice the grafting as the main reproduction method. In fact, it is believed that its name derivates from the Catalan word empelt (graft) because this variety was grafted to some older ones.
Its leaves are deep green and very bright; its olives are jet black. It has an early fruit maturation, which goes from the first week of November to the first week of December.