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Hello all Members. I'm from South Italy and live in England. In Puglia, my county, there are thousand and thousand of olive trees including some "millenary" plants. Watching in some house garden, sometime I've seen  ornamental olive tree in  pot. Anybody know if in England the olive trees may produce the fruits?

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Hi Enzo image

    I'm in the north of England, I have an olive tree in a big pot it has a few tiny black olives on but they aren't edible. As soon has the weather gets to zero C I have to overwinter it in a glass green house to keep it alive.

    Maybe some people in the south of the country might have some information for you. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,554

    Hello Enzo, do you live in the south of England?

    Here is some information from a company based in Sussex.

    http://www.bigplantnursery.co.uk/GrowingGuideOlives.htm

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  • ommthreeommthree Posts: 314

    I have successfully overwintered a potted olive tree for three years outdoors in northern Switzerland, with some careful wrapping. But yes, though plenty of fruit form, they never get very far.

  • The next day off I will go to visit the Bigplantnursery. I am very interested and curiously. Thanks pansyface. In Italy I have managed a field with 2000 plants and I am trying to understand if in England there are situation of weather and environment and ground suitable for those plants.

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