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Olives and olive trees in Provence

Olives of Provence It's an art form that requires great patience
A tree will only start to bear fruit in its 5th or 6th year,
and doesn't reach maximum yield until it is 30 years old.

Olive tree
Olive trees bloom between April and June, and the fruit is picked from October to February, depending on the region. Pruning takes place in February and March, and gives rise to many a heated debate between different schools on how best to prune the branches of an olive tree.

As the olives ripen they turn from green to black (there's no such thing as a black olive tree or a green olive tree, it's simply a question of timing the harvest).

Where are olive trees ?

Olive trees can be found in all 5 departments of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (Vaucluse, Var, Bouches du Rhône, Alpes de Haute Provence, Alpes Maritimes).
Every village has olive trees (whether they are ornamental or used to produce olives), but the largest olive groves are concentrated in the following areas:
You will also find olive trees:

Each valley produces a different oil, with subtle variations in fragrance.

Olives and olive trees in Provence
Olives and olive trees in Provence
The olive tree
The olives
The olive oil
Oil manufacture and the work of the mill
Where can it be purchased
The museums

Regional produce

Olive trees fields in Le Baux de Provence
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