Olive Trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by theredrobe
December 25, 2009
Can Olive trees grow in North Georgia? I have rocky, acidic, full sun soil, and reason to believe it's possible. What else should I know before I buy a tree?


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Answer from NGA
December 25, 2009

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Olives can be grown in Georgia. There's even a Georgia Olive Growers Association that you can contact (www.georgiaolivegrowners.com). Aside from full sunshine and ample moisture, there's not much else you need to grow them. Most olive trees are self-pollinating, but botanists suggest that two separate cultivars should be planted to improve fruit set that is caused by wind pollination. Olive tree flowers are wind pollinated and fruit yields can be improved by planting two varieties close in proximity to each other. Good luck with your new trees!

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