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Hello March 2019
Mar 3rd, 2019 by Michael
Saturna Island March 1, 2019
Goodbye February 2019
Mar 3rd, 2019 by Michael
Saturna Island February 13, 2019
Wet and cold spring means slow growth
Apr 20th, 2018 by Michael

It’s been wet and cold here on Saturna and that means olives in pots are slow to wake up from winter. The slow growth makes it hard to estimate which trees will be suitable for sale by early June. 

Maurino fruit set
Jul 30th, 2016 by Michael

This six year old Maurino is showing a better fruit set this year than last:
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and its companion Leccino shows a little less fruit but also better than last year:

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Victoria Seediness on Saturday
Feb 18th, 2016 by Michael

Stop by our table at Victoria Seedy Saturday—in addition to featured cultivars such as Amphissa, Cailletier and Frantoio we’ll have some one-offs such as Boutellian—a wonderful French variety. And this 3 gallon Carolea pictured below. Carolea is a hard to find but very good variety for our growing region. It’s cold hardy and produces early ripening fat olives. Later this year a few more trees will come available but for now this the only one I have ready for sale.


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Victoria Seedy Saturday—Feb 20
Feb 1st, 2016 by Michael

Come visit our table at Victoria’s Seedy Saturday. We’ll have some of our usual suspects such as Frantoio and Leccino on hand but we will also have one or two special varieties we don’t offer online. More info to follow…

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Some of this year’s harvest
Nov 20th, 2015 by Michael

The harvest on my trees planted in the ground was light compared to last year but here are some cured olives harvested from the potted trees at the nursery:

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Olive trees and the long weekend
Jul 29th, 2015 by Michael

Saturna Olive Consortium will be at the Saturna Saturday Market. And on Monday afternoon at Wild Thyme Bus for the ferry lineup

Stop by for a visit and take home a tree…or two…or…

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5 gallon trees
Jul 3rd, 2015 by Michael

Our inventory grew by a bit last week with the arrival of these 5 gallon trees. On average they’re about five feet tall. Picture below are Frantoio and Nocellara: 

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Greek and French cultivars coming soon.
Jun 10th, 2015 by Michael

Amphissa and Cailletier (Nicoise) to be exact. SOC will add a number of Amphissa and a few Cailletier by July. Taking orders now at the online store.

Amphissa produce medium to large sized table olives, often brined green.  And Cailletier is where delicious Nicoise olives come from. 

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