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Olive tree

Posted by elemental_fool zone7 MD, USA (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 19, 13 at 21:46

Hi - We just purchased an Oleo europaea (Olive tree) and I'm trying to figure out what (if anything) special I have to do to get it to fruit. We live in the mid-atlantic...zone 6a, so it'll be a houseplant (tree?). I'm thinking it may need a cold period... I did find one source that mentions two months of below 50 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures. None of the other stuff I found says anything...Does anyone have any experience with this? The plant is young, but I'm thinking ahead a year or two. Thanks in advance for any help or thoughts.


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RE: Olive tree

Here's info from TX where they can thrive
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/files/2010/10/olives.pdf

And info from Arizona
http://cals.arizona.edu/fps/sites/cals.arizona.edu.fps/files/cotw/Olives.pdf

Here is a link that might be useful: grow an olive tree


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