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Why do olive trees only produce fruit every 2 years?

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From: 
Carol
Question: 

Why do olive trees only produce fruit every 2 years (is there a scientific name for this?)

Source: 
Olive Oil News
Answer: 

Some varieties of olives will alternate year bear if left to their own devices. This can be prevented by proper fertilizing, pruning and culling.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 1999

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