First-ever 'Florida Olive Forum' comes to DeLand Saturday, Feb. 22

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Venrick had always been told Florida was too humid for olives. However, they are typically grown around the Mediterranean Sea, where the air is humid, with hot summers and cool winters, he said. Olive trees do like “dry feet” — not too much water on the roots.

Unlike orange trees, olive trees can survive hard freezes.

Olive trees are also pretty low maintenance. Planting and caring for them with proper and timely pruning, fertilization, soil-acidity level and water are all important, however. The Florida Olive Forum will offer advice on all this.

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