Olive trees are fruit trees that are not resistant to frost. The olive tree comes from warm regions, more specifically from the Near East area. Gradually this crop spread throughout the world reaching colder areas than the original ones. Even so, at present, most olive production is located in the Mediterranean climate zones. In today’s article we are going to talk about frost on olive trees:
The problems of frost in olive trees
It is in colder areas when problems with frost appear in olive trees. Depending on the time of frost and their intensity, the effect on the olive tree varies. In addition, the variety also influences. There are olive varieties more resistant to frost than others. In general, in the areas where olive trees are produced in a traditional way there are traditional varieties that are very adapted to local conditions.
It is important to keep in mind that although the olive tree is quite resistant to cold, very strong frosts can lead to the death of buds, buds or even the entire tree.
In this article we will talk in more detail about the effect of cold on the olive tree. What parts of the tree are affected by frost according to the time in which they occur, what effects they produce on production, how to minimize the effect of frost.