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Tracy Dennis

Where to Buy Olives trees in NZ

Looking for an Olive tree for your garden, or wanting to know what tree is right your your location.  Start at you local Garden Centre most carry olive trees, or if you want a large number, contact the following outlets. The Plant Company284 Meeanee Road, Napier, Hawkes BayFree Phone: 0800 THEPLANTCO (0800 843 752)Email: shop@theplantcompany.co.nz   The Nursery34 Kohupatiki Road, RD2, Hastings 4172, New ZealandPhone: 0800 473 365Email: sales@greenleafnurseries.co.nz   Wairere Nursery826 Gordonton Road, R D 1, Hamilton 3281Ph: (07) 824 3430Email: enquiries@wairere.co.nz   Waimea Nursery79 Golden Hills Road, RD1 Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand Tel: 03 544 2700 sales@waimeanurseries.co.nz  ...

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Tracy Dennis

Olive Pit Propagation – Learn How to Plant Olive Pits

Have you ever wondered if you can you grow an olive pit? I mean, you can grow an avocado from a pit so why not an olive? If so, how do you plant olive pits and what other olive seed info might be useful? I have not tried this myself, but it sure looks interesting. About Olive Pit Propagation   Yes, you can grow an olive pit, but there’s one caveat – it has to be a “fresh” pit, not a pit from a store bought olive. The olives that we eat are preserved, and are unlikely to engender olive...

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Tracy Dennis

Picking Olives – Tips For Harvesting Olive Trees

Do you have an olive tree on your property? If so, I’m jealous. Enough about my envy though– do you wonder when to pick olives? Harvesting olives at home is done pretty much like commercial olive harvesting. Keep reading to find out when and how to pick olives from the tree.   Harvesting Olive Trees Harvesting olive trees begins in late March until July depending upon the region, variety, and desired ripeness. Since olives are picked for both eating and processing into oil, the degree of ripeness matters. All olives start out green and then gradually become rosy and finally...

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Tracy Dennis

How to Press Oil at Home

About Making Olive Oil at Home Commercially produced olive oil requires large, customized equipment but with a few investments, making olive oil at home is possible. There are a couple of ways of going about making oil from olives at home, but the basics of extracting olive oil remain the same.  First you need to obtain fresh olives whether this is from your own olive trees or from somewhere in the neighbourhood. Just be sure not to use preserved olives. When making oil from olives, the fruit can be ripe or unripe, green, or black, although this will change the...

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