Olive Tree in Fruit!

It has been about four short months since I purchased my two olive trees and one of them has already started to fruit.  So far, I count three fruits, but still! I cannot contain my excitement! About two months after I purchased the trees, I decided to plant them in-ground in my back yard. The location was ideal because opposite the wall that I share with my neighbor is a mature, fruiting olive tree. How auspicious! I was hoping that by planting my trees there, my trees would benefit from cross-pollination. This location receives many hours of direct sunlight.IMG_3076

My olive trees came with non-descript labels so I am not sure what variety they are or even if they were going to fruit at all (some olive tree varieties are non-fruit bearing), so I am very pleased. I am fortunate that my soil is rich and has been good to all of my trees and other plants. I will keep checking on both trees to monitor their progress. Honestly, I am just happy that my trees survived transplantation!

In the meantime, I am contemplating what I might do with my bounty of three olives (if that is the ultimate final tally of the season). Brine and marinate three olives? Why not! I am thinking that would be just enough for a nice salad or a delicious ingredient to tomato sauce or vegetarian tapenade. I am happy to wait for the fruits to mature!


One Response

  1. Wonderful! I have one that has survived several years outside here in Central North Carolina.

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