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Olive Tree Planting Trends

Source: Food and Farm News
February 05, 2006

Planting trends indicate that consumers will see more California-grown olive oil and cherries on the market in coming years. Nursery operators say they’ve seen increased demand for trees that bear olives used to produce oil. Farmers, in turn, appear to be responding to heightened consumer interest in domestic olive oil. And cherry trees have been in great demand in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Orchards in that region can produce fruit earlier in the spring.