With Harvest fast approaching (May) we are starting to asses how the olives are doing. Big change this year, I am measuring the olives and recording their size. This is to give a benchmark for future years as to where the olives are at. I hope to make better growing and harvest decisions as a result. The ultimate objective is to grow larger olives by changing the variables on the grove.
This picture show the Manzanillo tree at the Olivery. At 19mm it is a big fruit for this time of year. The average width is around 16mm.
Good tree health and a continuation of the good summer weather will help these olives size up in the next 8 weeks.