Documenting all of the olive orchards in the Mediterranean Basin.

When Olives Appear on an Olive Tree

It has been noted that in approximately June of a given year, olives begin to appear on an olive tree. Before an olive appears, an olive flower becomes present (usually at the end of April / beginning of May). About 2% of all olive flowers on an olive tree become olives that can be harvest.

By October, many olives have reached a maturity where they can be harvested (when harvesting occurs in October, it’s is considered an Early Harvest)

Olive growers that have noted when their olives appear:

(This article is not conclusive and is being added to over time)

Published on January 21, 2022

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