Olives

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  1. Jnel

    Jnel Active Member Premium Member

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    olive tree.jpg Bit excited, just noticed some flower buds on my olive tree (St Helena). Now the long wait ..
     
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    That is exciting @Jnel .
    I've only just put in a couple of olive trees a couple of months ago and are just excited to see growth at this stage.
    I think I have an even longer wait.....o_O

    Any idea how long you have to wait till you'll be picking fruit?
     
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    Hey Steve, I think it will be toward the end of the year. From memory it was around March that my curing process was finished with my first crop. That was a disaster, family illness and I just didn't have the spark in me to follow it through, but... this time, I'm going to smash it and have some delicious olives at the end of it.
     
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    Well good luck this time @Jnel. Looking forward to learning from your experience.

    Cheers
     
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    Would you mind sharing your curing process? Mark has some great curing tips...I'd be interested to see what you're doing too. I've not taken the step of planting olives as I've a fairly small garden and there's so much I'd like to grow that I just don't have space (nor probably the right position) for!
     
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    Kasalia http://retired2006.blogspot.com.au/ Premium Member GOLD

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    We just pruned our olive tree by at least a third was getting so high, one pidgeon ate all the olives also. It came back every evening till all gone. Hoping this year to do better, might have to cover the tree.
     
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    Oh I had thought olives relatively immune to that kinda thing due to their taste uncured!
    Must be one FAT pidgeon now...Self basting too! Roast pidgeon perhaps?
     
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