Main limiting factors in olive production

The fruit of the olive tree is a heavy consumer of nutrients, therefore it is necessary to have a good supply of nutrients and good mineral and organic reserves in order to provide the necessary substances for the olives to properly develop.

The olive tree as perennial Mediterranean woody plant

For almost their entire life cycle, annual plants take in nutrients from the soil through their roots. These nutrients are needed in the above-ground area for plant growth. Then, during the last moments of life, they recycle the nutrients accumulated in the plant tissue and...

The olive tree as domesticated plant

Already in the Paleolithic era in the Mediterranean basin, the fruit of wild olive trees was collected and the oil was extracted using rudimentary means. The olives were very small and had little oil content.

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