Mediterranean Europe, Africa, Middle East.
Hardiness (see References, below) Zones 8 - 11.
Bloom - Spring, Summer.
Fruit - Summer, Fall, Winter.
Height - up to 45 ft (15 m).
Sunny locations, average
By seed, or by cuttings (take these in Summer)
- and just like Oak, and Yew, Olive is also a long lived one.
The oldest Olive is believed to be the one in Ano Vouves, Crete, Greece . Based on tree ring analysis,
Horace's favorite food, Olive is often mentioned in written works of ancient, particularly, Greek, and Roman authors, as well as in works such as the Bible, and Koran.
Olive's fragrant blooms are attractive, and so is the tree's silhouette.
Fruit's edible, and many classic Mediterranean dishes include olives as their basic ingredient.
Fruit is also a great source of oil, tasty in foods, Spartans' favorite hair, and body
grooming medium in the past, and still, a popular ingredient in many cosmetics in stores.
Bark and foliage have great application in medicinal
Olive groves make spectacular sites to see and enjoy. Although not very frost hardy, olive trees can be grown in containers (and sheltered over Winter season) in cooler climates.
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