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Could Olives be West Volusia’s Next Big Crop?

By Pat Andrews
Beacon Staff Writer

posted Oct 19, 2012 - 8:50:56am

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Dana Venrick, retired Volusia County extension agent specializing in commercial horticulture, said he believes there is a future for olives in Volusia County and in most of Florida, though South Florida may not have enough “chill hours” that the fruit needs to mature.

Venrick consulted with Allen Green in Port Orange, planting 10 acres of olive trees at Green’s nursery. Those trees, planted about two-and-a-half years ago, are bearing olives, and a good crop is expected this fall, he said.

Venrick also runs the Quality Green Specialists retail nursery at 1639 N. Spring Garden Ave. in DeLand, where he sells olive trees along with other plants and organic products.

“The trees do quite well here. We’ve had great results,” Venrick said.

The trees like hot summers and cool winters. Once established, they tolerate freezes down to 12 degrees.

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          1639 N. Spring Garden Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
Open to serve you 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday


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386-837-3878            Allen:    386-747-0567

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SPM (SulPoMag/KMS/Potassium Magnesium Sulfate):  Approved for organic production.  Excellent low salt index, natural source of potassium, magnesium, and sulfur, which are deficient in many soils.

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STIMP-UP (Potassium Silicate):  Great liquid form of highly bio-available Silicon & Potassium for better nutrition, strong plant structure & disease protection.  Also imparts cold hardiness, heat tolerance, and stress resistance.

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SUPER HUME with SEAWEED:  Approved for organic production.  Great liquid humic acid product derived from Leonardite shale combined with seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum).  Contains over 60 natural major & minor nutrients, amino acids, and numerous growth promoting substances.  Bioactivates and detoxifies soil, unlocks soil nutrients, increases soil humus, helps control diseases, stimulates root growth, reduces salinity, improves Nitrogen fixation, reduces fertilizer needs, and helps to reduce nematode populations.

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FRUITING TREES & FRUITING PLANTS:

Apple, 5 gal.   

Avocado, 3 gal.  

Avocado, 30 gal.   

Banana, gal.     

Blueberry, gal.   

Carambola (Starfruit), 5 gal.     

Chestnut, improved Dunstan, 3 gal.   

Citrus, assorted, gal. (Navel, Valencia, Hamlin, Key Lime)    

Citrus, 3 gal (Navel Orange, Valencia Orange, Kumquat)

Flame Red Grapefruit, Dancy Tangerine, Meyer lemon, Persian Lime)   

Citrus, 7 gal (Navel Orange, Valencia Orange,

Ruby Red Grapefruit, Dancy Tangerine, Meyer Lemon, Persian Lime, Key Lime,

Ambersweet, Ponkan, Satsuma)   

Fig, Celeste & Brown Turkey, gal.    

Grape, Muscadine Golden & Purple varieties, 3 gal.     

Guava, White, 3 gal   

Guava, Cattley, 3 gal.     

Guava, Pineapple (Feijoa), 3 gal       

Kumquat, 3 gal.     

Loquat (Japanese Plum), 3 gal.

Macadamia, 3 gal.    

Mulberry, Black, 3 gal.    

Nectarines on nematode resistant Fordaguard rootstock, 7 gal.    

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          Olive, Arbequina, gal.     

          Olive, Arbequina, 3 gal.    

          Olive, Arbequina,   15 gal.  

Papaya, Dwarf, 3gal                  

Peach, Florida varieties on nematode resistant Fordaguard rootstock, 3 gal.       

           Peach, Florida varieties on nematode resistant Fordaguard rootstock, 7 gal.      

Pear, Pineapple variety, 3 gal.                  

Pecan, Stuart & Desirable, 3 gal.                  

Persimmon, Fuyu (non astringent) & Tanenashi, 5 gal.      

Plum, Purple, 3 gal.                 

Pomegranite, Wonderful, 3 gal.      

 

ORNAMENTAL PLANTS:

Coontie, 3 gal.                 

Hawaiian Ti Plant, 3 gal.     

 

                 Quality Green Specialists, Inc.

      1639 N. Spring Garden Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720

Open to serve you 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday

 

       Call:  Dana:    386-837-3878                Call:  Allen:    386-747-0567

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