Germinating Olive Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Hollywood, FL
Question by geo111
May 24, 1998
My son brought olive seeds from a tree in Israel. How can we germinate the seeds?


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Answer from NGA
May 24, 1998

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Olea (Olive Tree) seeds will germinate in 30-120 days when sown 1/8 inch deep in moist seed starting mix, and kept at 65F to 70F degrees. To help retain moisture, place plastic wrap over the seed tray until the seeds germinate. Then transplant your new olive trees when the seedlings have three pairs of leaves.

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