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Olive Trees And It's Use

Olive trees, also known as 'Olea europaea,' are one of the oldest and foremost vital fruit trees in history. Fruit tree culture has been closely connected to the increase and fall of Mediterranean empires, as well as different advanced civilizations throughout the ages. Production from olive trees offered great wealth and provided future food to a number of recognized civilizations. Agricultural nations became steady societies, followed by a secure anticipation from past experience of an endless food and vegetable oil supply. Dependable fruit and vegetable oil production implies that olive trees helped encourage a stable society and a peaceful surroundings. That stability extended for several years, since most ancient seedling olive trees needed eight or more years before ever manufacturing the primary crop of fruit.

Olive is liked by many gardeners as it is an evergreen tree and its fruit can be used to make oil and pickles. This tree can grow up to 50 ft. in height and can be 30 ft. wide. However, a height of 20 ft. can be maintained with periodic pruning. Its grayish silver foliage can give a very interesting look to landscapes and gardens. Olive trees can live up to 500 years.

Arbequina Olives: This type of olive is from the Catalonia region of Spain, and is a small olive (relatively speaking, since most olives are "small") with a light to dark brown color. The popularity of this olive is mostly due to it having a distinct "nutty" flavor.

Olive trees require well-drained soil, as they are prone to root rotting. Proper irrigation system is required for olive trees. However, they can withstand extended dry periods. Fertilizers with extra supply of nitrogen can help the growth of olive trees considerably.

Olive trees can greatly vary in their looks and may have weeping branches or long and narrow leaves. These trees can also be dwarfed to form fine bonsai indoor plants or can be included in gardens for beautification.

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