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RGVgardener

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Olive tree cultivar selection
« on: October 06, 2020, 04:44:44 AM »
Hello all,
I live in the Rio Grande Valley, zone 9b in south Texas. Temperatures are usually high from April to September, usually in the 90s. Low chill hours and very rare freezes. Pretty dry overall. I'm thinking of trying to grow olives. I've read some conflicting stuff about chill hours in olives. Has anyone gotten fruit from olive trees in this type of climate, and if so, what cultivars would be recommended?

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Re: Olive tree cultivar selection
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 06:10:19 AM »
I have arbequinas a couple of hours North of you. They are about 4 feet tall and one just started fruiting this year. There is a nursery called Sandy Oaks South of San Antonio that specializes in olives. They probably have 2000 trees. You might call them. D

 

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