[nafex] Olives

Lee Reich leeareich at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 10:12:45 EST 2013


I've had a few fruit set every year on my potted olive tree (Zone 5, NY), but the fruit never really ripened well.

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On Jan 4, 2013, at 4:12 AM, bassem samaan wrote:

> I got a fruit set on one tree, but only a few matured. It doesn't produce well in a container.
> 
> 
> On Dec 28, 2012, at 3:28 PM, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Bass, have your container trees set olives?
>> 
>> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM, bassem samaan <bassgarden at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Mature olive trees will tolerate freezing temperatures into the 20's with minimal damage if fully dormant, however 10º F seems too extreme. I grow olives in pots and they tolerated frost, but I wouldn't plant in the ground in my area.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Bass
>>> Zone 6, Pa
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Dec 13, 2012, at 7:31 PM, Elizabeth Hilborn <ehilborn at mebtel.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I see that One Green World nursery is selling Italian Olive trees they
>>>> represent as hardy to 10 degrees F.
>>>> 
>>>> Has anyone trialed these plants in the mid Atlantic or humid/hot
>>>> southern areas?
>>>> 
>>>> Betsy Hilborn
>>>> 7a central NC
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