Olive Tree

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The olive tree

The olive tree can grow up to 20-meter tall tree that grows slowly and can become very old and is narrated in the Legends of thousands of years trees.

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Harvest

The first olives come when the tree is 5 years, the full harvest is given when the tree is about 20; Most and tastes oil gives it at 50-150 years.

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Distribution

There are perhaps 900 million olive trees in the world, most of them grown in the Mediterranean and east to the Middle East but are found in all parts of the world.

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Origin – Eastern Mediterranean?

The oldest traces of olive trees are supposed to be 40.000 years old, but you do not know where the tree stems – but the eastern Mediterranean is a good guess.

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Growing conditions

In Italy, it is usually called that the olive tree must have silence, drought, solitude, stone, and sun to develop and yield good harvests.

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Empire

The culture that consumed most olive oil is probably the Roman Empire of the centuries after the birth of Christ.

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Philosophical – olive oil

A more unusual preparation with olive oil as an ingredient was the philosopher’s oil. This oil with Vidbränd smell was prepared by annealing pieces of brick soaked in olive oil after which everything was distilled.

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