EVERYBODY, IT IS TIME TO PRUNE THE OLIVES AND DO IT SOON

March 2020

It is time again to prune the olives – but didn’t I just do that. A whole year has passed so quickly.

Italian Proverb

“Prune each tree so a swallow can fly through the tree without touching its wings.”

Get those shears sharpened. Clean the blades, Grab a good hat, a flexible pair of gloves, and solid and supportive work shoes.

Don’t forget the huge flask of water.

Go to work –and hard work it is but really good work.

2016 was a good fruit set year and we pruned

2017 was bad – devastating fruit set year and we pruned

2018 was a great fruit set year and we pruned

2019 was a good set year and we are pruning right now.

Get my drift?  We prune every year.

Some thoughts on pruning.

Get out there and prune – don’t put it off if you want a better and easier harvest in the Fall.

One tree at a time. Talk to your trees, sing to your trees. Help them grow and thrive. You will be a better grower if you smile in your olive grove.

Get going and remember there is another pruning year next year. Do your best this year and next year will be easier and better.

Ciao,

Ann

Pruning Olive Trees