September 17, 2014Florida Olive Oil Update: September, 2014:
Olives in Florida is an idea whose time has come. Olive groves are growing in Port Orange, Pierson, Oak Hill, DeLeon Springs, Dade City, High Springs, Newberry, Alachua, Spring Hill, Hernando, Lake Wales, and other locations in Florida as well. All are growing out strong and healthy. Some groves are already producing high quality olives.
Florida Olive Oil Update: September 17, 2014:
Olives in Florida is an idea whose time has come. Olive groves are growing in Port Orange, Pierson, Oak Hill, DeLeon Springs, Dade City, Gainesville, High Springs, Newberry, Alachua, Hernando, Lake Wales, and other locations.
Quality Green Specialists had lots of olives on the trees in the Nursery at 1639 N. Spring Garden Ave., in DeLand 32720. Jerry Stilling had olives on his trees in Oak Hill and Robin Vick/Susan Ratay produced olives in Ocala.
Quality Green Specialists makes a delicious olive leaf extract we call “Olive Tea” that has to be one of the most healthful drinks on earth.
See the following pages on this website for all types of information on growing olives, oil production, olive leaf extraction, varieties of olives, and much more:
Olive Production, Olive Oil Extraction, Curing Table Olives, and Olive Oil Pressing.
This fall (2014), a five acre mission olive grove owned by Don Mueller in Marianna had their first harvest that went to producing extra virgin olive oil. The olives were pressed by Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland, Georgia, which has the capacity to handle 1,000 acres of olive production. More good news: The Carter Brothers in Live Oak near the Suwannee River will harvest their 30 acres of olives in the fall of 2015 and will extract the oil in their own mill. Their oil extraction services are available to other growers in Florida. Also, two central Florida groves had olives on their new trees this fall – one in Oak Hill and one in Ocala.