Olives From Cuttings

I have two choice olive trees on my place. I am anxious to get trees

from these old ones and do not know how to go about it. Can I grow the

young trees by using cuttings or slips from these old trees ? If so,

when is the proper time to select the cuttings, and how should they be


Take cuttings of old wood, one-half or three-quarters of an inch in

diameter, about ten inches long, and plant them about three-quarters of

their length in a sandy loam soil in a row so water can be run alongside

as may be necessary to keep the soil moist but not too wet. Such dormant

cuttings can be put in when the soil begins to warm up with the spring

sunshine. They can be put in the places where you desire them to grow in

one or two years. Olives, like other evergreen trees, should be

transplanted in the spring when there is heat enough to induce them to

take hold at once in their new places, and not during the winter when

dormant deciduous trees are best transplanted.

Old Plaster For Sour Land Olives From Large Cuttings facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail