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Olives

The olive branch - a symbol of peace

Olives grow quite happily in the south of this country, especially near the coast. The grey foliage and looping, untidy branches are typical of this very long lived tree cultivated for thousands of years around the mediterranean for the oil and fruits.

Don't expect to harvest the fruit when grown here. Enjoy the evergreen foliage and small flowers, and in a long summer small olives in autumn.

Some of the larger grades available throughout the year

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