A small batch of olive oils has entered the market in Adelaide this week, made from the fruit of 60 olive trees growing in West Terrace Cemetery, believed to have been planted in the 1860s.

Around 12 dozen 250ml bottles of West Terrace Cemetery olive oil have been produced, with the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority keep some for gifts while the remainder will be sold through Jagger Fine Foods at Adelaide Central Market.

Jagger Fine Foods owner Robyn Siebert said she had received a number of inquiries about when the West Terrace Cemetery olive oil would be available.

“Customers like buying it for a number of different reasons,” she said.

“Some people have family members buried at the cemetery, others like it for the novelty value, while some nearby residents like buying product grown in the city.”

“It’s a good oil. The olives come from old trees which gives it a particular quality, much like aged vines produce high quality grapes.”

The limited edition olive oil has an RRP of $17.50.

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