Olive tree blight is a merciless killer. Protect your orchard against Xylella fastidiosa. Key facts Botanical name – Xylella fastidiosa Common name – Olive quick decline syndrome (OQDS), Pierce’s disease, Olive tree blight Family – Xanthomonadaceae Sub-species – fastidiosa, multiplex, pauca and sandyi Type – Bacterial disease Symptoms – leaf scorch, chlorosis, stunting, twig desiccation […]
Phillyrea is a new olive-like short shrub. It’s great for growing where winters are cold. Phillyrea facts, a short list Name – Phillyrea Family – Oleaceae Type – shrub Height – 16 to 23 feet (5 to 7 meters) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil: – ordinary – Foliage: evergreen – Flowering: end of spring, early summer Planting phillyrea In fall or spring for potted shrubs. […]
It is the symbol of the Mediterranean, and has conquered gardens across the world. A symbol of peace, immortality, hope and abundance, the olive tree pleases everyone thanks to its beauty and hardiness.
You might not expect this: what is most fatal to olive trees in winter isn’t the cold – it’s moisture. Protect and winterize your olive tree by diverting excess water and providing shelter and insulation.
Picholine olive is a special olive variety native to southern France. Consumers are often unaware of the fact: olive oil from Nîmes was awarded in 2004 the title of “controlled designation of origin“: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in French.