Silveria said olive trees are drought-tolerant and can survive with limited water, but growers still need water to make a good crop.
On the fuatured Photo by Cecilia Parsons: Art Hutcheson examines the sparse crop on one of his Manzanillo olive trees south of Exeter. Freezing temperatures in December burned much of the fruit wood. Then, at bloom time, rain and hot, windy weather further damaged fruit set.
Article sourceCalifornia table olive growers report a ‘real bad’ crop,