In harvesting olives from our potted plant we discovered most of the fruit covered by scabby spots. Can anyone explain this problem
and whether this fruit can be saved for food, and can the tree be salvaged?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Without seeing the damage, it could be a number of things. Scale insects can cause scabs. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/what-is-soft-scale.htm
fungal infections can cause the symptoms as well. This article will help you with fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
This article will help you to grow these in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/olive/growing-olive-trees-in-containers.htm