Telegraph Hill Olive Tree Pruning December 28, 2017 11:49

Pruning was completed in December this year.  We decided to start after the fruit set was complete, as the quantity of fruit influences how much we want to prune off the olive tree.

This year fruit set quantity is high, and the weather has been warm, so cell multiplication has been favourable in the 40 days post flowering.  Therefore we want to prune heavily and have less fruit on the tree, so the olives grow bigger over the next four months.

We think less fruit on the tree will grow larger better quality fruit. Theory to be proven at May harvest!