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The #Olive tree needs to go through a cold spell of around two months below 10 degrees centigrade to trigger #Anthesis, which is the process whereby the plant #blossoms and produces #fruiting spurs. The flowers become the fruit when pollinated.
The olive produces fruit on 1 year old branches so it is important not to over prune, maybe prune half one year and half the next alternately.
It produces flowers where there is light, consider pruning #olives into an open goblet shape.
Give a high nitrogen feed top dress early in the season to encourage growth, stop feeding towards the end of summer.
Continue feeding though through the summer months growing season to swell the fruits.
water well during growing season but the plant must not sit in water, the roots need oxygen, flood then allow to almost dry out between watering.
leave a 1 in gap at the top of the pot to allow flooding and avoid water running off.
they are wind pollinated, they need some breeze, also consider a cross pollinator nearby.
FOR CROSS POLLINATION HAVE TWO OR THREE VARIETIES OF OLIVE: MUCH MORE IN DEPTH INFO AT THIS LINK: https://landarchconcepts.wordpress.com/olive-cultivar-cross-compatibility-pollination-matrix-important-preamble/
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