Olive tree fresh seeds X3- Olea europaea 2000 BC – From This Olive Tree

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 Olive tree fresh seeds – Olea europaea 2000 BC – Only From This Olive Tree

   
Planting instruction!

Take a bowl, and lay a thin layer of compost. Then
place the olive pits on top of the compost. Once the pits/seeds have been
placed, use a spray bottle to thoroughly water the contents of the bowl.

 

This step is the germination stage. During this time leave the bowl
with the mixture damp, but not sopping wet, in a warm place with a lot of
sunlight. This stage may take a few weeks, make sure that the seeds are
consistently moist, warm and receiving optimal sunshine.

 

Prepare a
pot with sandy, quick draining soil. Once germination is complete, and the
seeds are starting to sprout, transplant the seeds promptly into the pot.

 

Initially
it is best to keep the plant indoors, even if the climate is warm outdoors.
Water the plant and keep it in a warm and sunny place indoors.

 

As the
tree begins to grow, prune the lower leaves of the tree as this will help
upward growth.

 

Throughout
the plants life, it needs to be kept in a warm location, with a good amount
of sunlight. Only water the olive tree if the soil in the pot feels dry, and
do not over water.

 

General Info

Prepare the Seed

   
If you are saving seed from an olive, use one picked fresh from the
tree. Those that have fallen on the ground could be susceptible to
disease, and those that have been processed are not likely to germinate.
For saved seeds and purchased seeds, start by cutting off one end of
the outer seed coating; then soak the seed in fresh water for 24 hours.
This helps speed up germination. Because these seeds are difficult to
germinate, soak more seeds than you’ll need to offset losses.

 

Sowing Basics

    If you live in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8
through 10, sow olive seed directly in the ground when soil temperature
warms to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in spring. Select a spot that gets six
hours of full sun each day and is protected from wind. An olive tree
grows to 35 feet tall and spreads 30 feet wide. It grows in most soil
types, as long as they are well-draining and have a pH below 8.5. Sow
seed 3/8 inch deep, press the soil with your fingers, water enough to
moisten seed in the soil and cover with about 2 inches of mulch. Don’t
fertilize at this point. You can also start the seed indoors using
potting mix and a pot with bottom drainage that’s placed near a sunny
window.

Seedling Care

    An olive seed takes approximately 40 days or longer to germinate, so
keep the area watered and weeded while you wait. Whether seeds are in
pots or in the ground, water them when the top 1 inch of soil dries out,
applying enough water to moisten the seed. Once the seed sprouts,
continue to water and clear away weeds. An olive tree needs about two
months of temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit to bear fruit. When
the seedling bears its first flowers, which can take up to three years,
fertilize with granular 10-10-10 fertilizer. Sprinkle 1/2 pound — about
1 cup — of fertilizer in a band around the tree 1 foot from the trunk;
then scratch it into the soil with a rake. Apply fertilizer annually
whenever new growth is less than 12 inches, just before buds break into
blooms.

H a p p y  G r o w i n g !
   

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