In 2000, Napa Valley residents Lillian and Richard Dickson planted 1,200 olive trees on land in Jamieson Canyon that has been in Lillian's family since 1888. The Taggiasca variety trees came from Liguria, where the cultivar, known for its low acidity and fruity flavor, was developed in the 12th century by Benedictine monks.
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