Anyone have olive trees?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by primroselane, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. primroselane

    primroselane Well-Known Member

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    Where do you live? What kind of soil do you have?

    What variety do you have?

    How did you start (seeds, seedlings. stem cuttings, hardwood cuttings, root truncheon)? Do you have any recommendations of where to get any of these?

    What is you method of watering? Any other special needs?
     
  2. BeckyW

    BeckyW Well-Known Member

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    All the questions you could ever think to ask will be answered by the Tulare County, California Agricultural Extension office. Tulare county is where nearly 100 percent of the olives consumed in the US are grown. The groves are a beautiful sight tucked against the foothills of the Sierra. No fragrance even when the trees are blooming -- the beauty of olive trees is in the twisting and character of the trunks and branches. They will be able to point you to sources as well.
    Just thinking about it makes this transplanted Californian a little homesick -- we're in the midst of another snowstorm here in Colorado! (My impatiens, pansies, petunias and fuchsias are contentedly waiting in the kitchen for spring to REALLY come. Have to admit, pink snow is an amazing sight -- trees covered in pink blossoms now covered in snow. Nix the apple crop for this year though!)
    BW