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06-10-2006, 08:11 AM
Olives aren't my favorite, but I came across this on ebay.com and figured I should share the link. I believe for some it is hard to get raw olives for a good price, so I figured someone might want a chance to grow their own!!
I think the auction ends today though.
edit:] oh and here is one for a blue agave plant!
The auction ended, but there's plenty more and I have to say that is awesome and really thoughtful for sharing this! I never thought about it at all, i'm sure others haven't either. Now... if only we had a backyard... :rolleyes:
06-11-2006, 12:37 AM
the auction ended, but they have plenty more that they sall.
please note that they are for subtropical areas
and wouldn't that be cool to have your own olives.
06-11-2006, 10:55 AM
Places I've seen olive trees grow successfully include Palm Springs area (desert) and the San Joaquin Valley of California, as well as Southern California. My grandmother has an olive tree and she lives on the California Coast in Nipomo. I think if you have mild winters (not a LOT of snow) and at least 75 degree summers (hotter is ok), they'll grow.
My grandmother's MOTHER also had one in Hanford.
The olives are easy to process and the trees, to me, are beautiful. There's something about their "ancient" look that touches me.
You should be able to order olive trees from any nursery.
06-11-2006, 11:30 AM
My family has an olive tree! It's actually still young and hasn't produced anything (and probably won't for another ten years or so), but it will be wonderful once it gets there. Our church was actually selling them b/c of a tradition we have. Since I Orthodox (which is one of the primary religions of the middle east) we have a mediterranean festival every year where we sell olive plants. We had many left over this year so my family bought one.
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