Author: Alessandro Giacobbe

The Harvest

We pruned and fertilized the olive trees and cleared the ground. We were anxious about the adverse weather conditions and feared a parasite invasion. It’s October at last: the time has come to reap the reward of our efforts and…

Fruit setting: expectations and observations

The Ligurian olive grower divides the production year into two periods: the previous one to analyse the harvest and the current one to forecast the harvest. After pruning and fertilising, it is time for maintenance and prevision. Dry walls are…

After pruning

Pruning is not very expensive in terms of either cost or time. But only if done regularly: in this way, it is less invasive. There will be fewer shoots and less wood to remove. A closer look: how to dispose…

Pruning

Pruning the olive grove: why olive tree have to be pruned After fertilization, olive trees need to be pruned. Olive tree bears fruit on branches that are two years old. New fruit branches always grow on the part closest to…

Fertilizer

We want our olive trees to bear fruit in the next production year. For this, the plants must be fertilized. This must be done in late winter or early spring at the latest. If there is sufficient rain, this will…