Olive Trees

Olive Tree with Olives April 2014

Olive Tree with Olives April 2014

Olive Tree in Bloom

Olive Tree in Bloom

Olive Tree

Olive Tree

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In our orchard we have one hundred (100) Olive trees, some Planted in 2011 to others planted in 2005 the trees older than five (5) years are bearing Olives. We allow self-picking of Olives (green or black) beginning in the month of August, contact allisonfamilyfarm@gmail.com or call 904-591-1515 for availability and charge. 

This year (2017) our Olive trees didn’t do well & we have no Olives for U-Pick. 

For more information on Olive trees go to:

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia…at; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive

The olive tree, Olea europaea, is an evergreen tree or shrub native to the MediterraneanAsia and Africa. It is short and squat, and rarely exceeds 8–15 m (26–49 ft) in height. However, the Pisciottana, a unique variety comprising 40,000 trees found only in the area around Pisciotta in the Campania region of southern Italy often exceeds this, with correspondingly large trunk diameters. The silvery greenleaves are oblong, measuring 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long and 1–3 cm (0.39–1.18 in) wide. The trunk is typically gnarled and twisted.

The small white, feathery flowers, with ten-cleft calyx and corolla, two stamens and bifid stigma, are borne generally on the previous year’s wood, in racemes springing from the axils of the leaves.

The fruit is a small drupe 1–2.5 cm (0.39–0.98 in) long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than in orchard cultivars. Olives are harvested in the green to purple stage. Canned black olives may contain chemicals (usually ferrous sulfate) that artificially turn them black. Olea europaea contains a seed commonly referred to in American English as a pit or a rock, and in British English as a stone.