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Can I Eat The Olives From My Olive Tree

For the first time my olive has fruited prolifically. Some olives are green some brown and quite a few black They are quite small. I tried eating a black one and it was very bitter Will they get riper It is now mid November


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#1 Comment By GKH_Susan On 11/16/2019 @ 6:02 pm

They are bitter when eaten directly from the tree, as you know. They need to be cured before eating. Depending on the variety some are grown to press for oil, for brining (curing) and canning. Find a good recipe for brining before eating them.
They mature at different times on the tree.
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