Olive Trees

Plant Identification

tylerjeffd added on September 15, 2017 | Answered

My wife bought an olive tree a few months ago. It had a tag that oonly said "Premium Olive" is there any way to identify the particular species or cultivar of olive it is?

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Answered on September 16, 2017

There are ways to get close, but with some things the only way is to test its DNA. Now, you can get close , but you will have to pay attention to exact leaf size, fruit size, internode length, among many other factors. I'm sorry, but there is no simple way to do this, unless it is a special cultivar.

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