2015 Olive Bloom

Olive bloom this year looks good.  The tree in the picture below is heavily loaded with flowers, the ground was covered with fallen olive flower petals.  We hope most mature into nice sized olives. There is a stage we call “June olive drop” in which the tree sheds some of the fruit, after that we can make an educated guess as to how big a crop we have.

We had a rain/hail storm on April 23rd that had us worried as the olives were right in the middle of their pollination period (about a 2 week time span.) But it looks like a lot of the flowers got pollinated as now you can see tiny olives forming.  Olive trees are pollinated by the wind, not bees or other insects.

2015 olive bloom

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