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Olive Production in Florida

For a Florida olive industry to be financially productive, the olive trees need to be in optimal health to produce an optimal yield. Nutrition, irrigation, tree variety selection and location, and pest issues will be challenges to overcome given Florida's hot, humid climate. Olive trees are naturally found in warm, arid environments, so their needs and ideal growing conditions are still being studied in Florida for crop-production purposes. All recommendations in these publications are based on existing scientific literature about olive-growing operations in the United States with information from Florida emphasized when available.