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Olive – New Methods for Seedling at Home | Top 10 Benefits

Olive – New Methods for Seedling at Home | Top 10 Benefits

Welcome to the GardenOnTop. In the entire post, we will learn all about the Olive plants and know the pros and cons of olives.

  • About olive tree
  • New method for seedling at home
  • How to survive whole life
  • Flowering or fruiting time
  • Best time for harvest olives
  • Top 6 healthiest allowance
  • Unknown 3 cons

Olive: All-Time Evergreen Tree

The olive tree is one of the most popular trees in the family Oleaceae family and the olive botanical name is Olea europaea. Olive is the main dish in the Mediterranean. These types of species know as Olea. Olive trees have lots of uses like olive wood, olive oil…etc. The main purpose of olives is to make oils and eat. Organic olives start from Rs 350+ per kg and olives have many uses such as making cosmetic products, and food products olive wood is used for making various types of furniture.

During the growing phases, it grows to 20 to 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide. The leaves are bright or silvery green (broad) and are 3 to 5 inches long with 1 inch wide. After 5 years of plants, they will grow up to 4 to 5 feet tall with 2 feet wide.

Olive - Leaves
Olive Leaves

New Method for Seedling at Home

When you are planning to olive seedling, seedling should be done between early summer to late winter time. During that time, olive gives the best result like germination or sprouting. Soil type is very important for the olive seedling. Purchase the seeds online (if available). Let’s explore the best soil type and know the seedling method…

  • One ceramic container, size should be 4 to 5 inches wide with up to 3-inch depth.
  • Garden soil + Cow dung manure + Coco peat + 50gm seaweed.
  • Mix it well until the soil becomes well drained.
  • Put the soil into container and plant seeds into small holes.
  • Cover the seeds with the same soil potting and spray water.
  • Keep the container in full sunlight.
  • Germination starts within 5 to 10 days. Don’t overwater.
  • Re-planting is required when the plants reach up to 10 cm tall.

Remember: The container must have drainage holes for drainage and put small stones in those holes. USDA hardiness zones should be 9-11.   

How to Survive and Care Olive Tree

Lots of beginners are confused, regarding how to manage olive tree life but it is not a difficult task but it is the most important task for every small plant to the large tree. While growing phases, you know all the phases until you get the desired result. Let’s explore the phases and caring tips. You should apply it to your olive plants.

  • Composition Time: Good composition gives the best result. For the olive tree, you can add (initially), vermicompost, seaweed, and coco-peat. During the flowering time, add some bone-meal compost or all-in-one compost. These composts are easily available in online shops. Or you can buy it from plant nurseries. Don’t forget to mulch.
  • Water Time: Avert overwatering. There are three phases for watering summer, winter, and rain. During the summertime, should be given water 2 to 3 times a week or once a week in the wintertime. On rainy days, don’t water, if there is water in the container. Water becomes more problematic during rainy days so remove water from the container regularly otherwise root rot problem occurs. Before watering, always check the moisture in the soil.
  • Sunlight or Temperature: Give adequate sunlight. Sunlight is very important for each plant and tree. For olive small plants, put the olive container in full sunlight for 4 to 5 hours Morning sunlight is very important for small plants. After repotting, put it in full sunlight for 7 to 8 hours then partial shade location. The wisely recommended temperature is 15°C to 25°C at all times. For best growth, the recommended temperature should be enough.
  • Types of Diseases: You should be familiar with any kinds of plant diseases and infections. Mostly root diseases occur like root rot, root fungus, plant infection or sometimes insects occur on the plants. So, if any diseases or insects occur on the plants or trees, then use fungicide liquid (for root rot and infection) with water and pesticide liquid for insects to kill. Purchase any insecticide and fungicide powder from online shops and local shops.
  • Pruning or Chopping: Don’t avoid pruning or cutting. It is necessary for plant growth. Pruning is necessary while you sow faded or dry leaves, unwanted weeds, and dry and faded flowers. Just prune it. While pruning, wear hand gloves and always use the pruning tools.

Flowering, Fruiting, Harvesting

While you maintain your plants every year then flowering starts on the plants within 3 years. Proper composition and sunlight are very important for blooming. The best time for flowering is by end of the spring season. Flowers are of two types, male and female. Both types have improved the quality of blooming with several clusters. Flowers are creamy white in colour with fascicule.

olive flowering
Olive Flowers

After successful blooming, olives start on the tree with small green or similar to neem fruits. See picture. Within 2 to 3 months of fruiting, olive turns from green to black in shade. Black shades mean, olives start to ripen.

After 4 months, you can harvest olives. The mature size of olives rises up to 2 cm long. Olive fruits are also known as Drupes. You can reap them with reaping pawns.

Top 10 Benefits of Olives – Olive fruit comes with lots of benefits. We are showing the Top 10 benefits of olives…

  • Good source of vitamin E and antioxidants.
  • Improves heart disease and controls diabetes.
  • Restrain Appetite Control.
  • Olives contain anti-cancer properties.
  • Olives are a good source of fibre, Copper, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Improve your cholesterol levels.

Cons: let’s explore the cons of olives fruits. Eating excess olives, may cause BP problems, heart attack, and trouble your diabetes level.

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