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Citrus & Olive Trees Are Moving Quickly!

Sep 17, 2009 -

Olive trees, whether they fruit or not, are beautiful ornamental trees with soft gray-green foliage. They require little fertilization and can be grown in just about any type of soil so long as it is not water-logged. This year we have 14 varieties, 13 of which fruit. Imagine curing your own table olives next year!

Staff picks include Calletier, Frantoio, Pendolino, Picholine, and the non-fruiting Hills of Santa Cruz.

Learn more about growing olive trees, olive oil, and curing olives from Steve McCulley of Apollo Olive Oil on our blog by clicking here.

Citrus trees are evergreen plants with bright green foliage & fragrant flowers. They are easiest to grow in zones 9-11, and possible to grow with winter protection in zones 6-8, and are beautiful indoor plants.This year we’re carrying 10 aromatic varieties.

Citrus needs a certain level of accumulated heat in order to ripen. Since lemons are eaten for their acidic taste, they don’t need the accumulated heat in order to sweeten up and are therefore suited for cool, coastal climates. Grapefruit and oranges need a high accumulated heat and only reach peak quality in hot inland and desert areas. Most citrus are self-fruitful.

Read our Citrus Growing Guide online here

 


Categories: Fruit Trees, Olive Trees, Citrus Trees


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