Make my Olive Trees Fruitful !
October 7, 2009 4:17 PM Subscribe
How can you encourage an Olive tree to fruit ?
posted by southof40 to home & garden (7 answers total)
What can I do to encourage my previously barren Olive trees to produce fruit ?
I have an Olive tree in my garden. It's 7 years old and we have yet to see any olives.
I live in Wellington, New Zealand and the climate looks like this.
(the seasons are back to front if you're a Northern Hemisphere person and so we're currently heading into Spring).
I know that some Olive trees require the company of others to pollinate but my neighbours have three and six Olive trees respectively and they don't get any fruit either. I'd really like to help all three houses produce some olives !
I also know that there are Olive trees in Wellington which produce Olives - these for instance
- which are reasonably close to where I live - so it's not completely impossible.
I would love to hear from someone who knows how I could encourage the tree to produce fruit.
(I expect someone's going to ask me what variety of olive tree it is and I don't know that - would a photograph help ?)