Olive Tree Farming

Olive tree farming is not that critical as you may think. With just the proper knowledge on proper treatment and propagation, growing olive trees will be as easy as the alphabet.

Olive trees, aside from being ornaments, do have cuisine importance. Olive trees produce fruits, called olive, which are the sole source of olive oil. This importance had made olive tree farming one for the most important farming businesses.

The good thing about growing olive trees is that they are not difficult to take care of. They are not that sensitive to changing climate and to soil issues. But this is not to say that there should be no regular maintenance on the olive trees. It is still best to put all the necessary care for them to grow in the most nourished way possible.

They are not sensitive to varying climate but grow best in hot and mild winter climate. Olive trees are very resistant to dry condition. Hence, watering is not much of an issue in growing olive trees. However, it is still best to maintain a level of moisture in the soil since too much dryness may affect the development of the fruits. And take note of the fact that the fruits are the source of olive oil.

Olive tree farming typically starts from planting seeds and, from that initial step, it is important to check the quality of the seeds and the soil as well. For if from the beginning the seed and the soil are bad, it is not doubtful to say that you cannot expect good fruits.

When you have olive trees already, propagation of is best done now through hardwood cutting which means cutting the matured branches of the olive trees. One of the most important aspects in successfully putting up an olive tree farming business is the proper propagation techniques. As you grow the tees well, you too, grow you business well.

For some more tips, olive trees prefer light soil and they should be kept moistened but not soggy and should be enriched with organic fertilizers. The soil plays a vital role in the growth of the tress for they are the main source of nutrients.

In addition, for more fruits to grow, it is best to plant them in place with direct sunlight. Olive trees loves sunlight and they should not be deprived of it for them to be productive. As earlier mentioned, the olive trees are resistant to hot climate but be warned because this may affect the fruit badly so it is best to water them just appropriately.

One of the good points also of growing olive trees is that they are not prone to pests. Harvest time for olive trees is during autumn and winter.


  • John Vasos said on October 21, 2011
    I am very interested in starting an olive farm and would like as much accurate information as possible. Do you have any recommendations?
  • Sunil said on November 29, 2011
    I'm from kavre district of nepal and very much interested in olive farming. But, here I could not get any guidance regarding it. So could you please help me.
  • naharsingh said on January 3, 2012
    i am interested in starting olive tree farming in muzaffarnagar (UP). Please provide us adequate information.
  • K R BATISH said on January 23, 2012
    from where to get the knowledge in olive tree farming and from where to get the seed of it
  • RODNEY FULLER said on February 14, 2012
    would like to produce in Goodwater, Al and Gulfport, MS. Can you send me Information and also ways to sell my product.
  • Michael Mahtemework said on March 18, 2012
  • m.shabbir said on April 11, 2012
    plz send me strategies for commercial olive cultivation
  • edward said on May 19, 2012
    i am interested in starting olive tree farming in malaysia. where can i get the seed of it?
  • Gyaneshwar said on September 22, 2012
    Plz consult me which type business is best for me & my area.
  • Carter Stanley Hurd said on October 22, 2012
    I live in Richmond Hill Ga. just south Of Savannah. I am very interested in Olive tree farming. I plan to possibly plant 35 acres of trees in my area. I am concerned about climate conditions.
  • vn said on December 3, 2012
    I plan to set up olive tree farm in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh State in India. Please let me know feasibility of the farm from all angles.
  • Ehabahe Samuel said on February 6, 2013
    Please I am planning to set up olive tree farm in Edo State, Nigeria. kindly let me know the feasibility of this project in all angles. Regards,
  • IFEOLUWA BLESSING said on March 15, 2013
  • Aliyu Solomon said on March 28, 2013
    Please i want to start an health consultancy work. And i need a place where i can frequently get olive seed to buy. Moreso if you can guide me on how to plant it i'll appreciate it. I'm from Ogbomoso . Oyo state . Nigeria.
  • Osarenren R. Irorere said on April 6, 2013
    I am interested in having olive farm and a mill , in Benin city area of Edo state Nigeria. question , Is possible for olive plant to grow in Edo state Nigeria? and how can I start my propose business plan.
  • Niyi Oduola said on April 21, 2013
    Am highly interested in becoming olive oil miller and grower. So kindly assist me with the best climate in Nigeria that is good for growing this plant.Am originally from Oyo state of Nigeria.Thank you.
  • k.owusu said on April 24, 2013
    AM interested in going olive oil miller and grower, kindly advice what type of soil is good for such project in Ghana
  • rajeev singh said on May 1, 2013
    i am interested in starting olive tree farming in Mainpuri (WUP). Please provide us adequate information.
  • rajeev singh said on May 2, 2013
    where i perches olive tree in India
  • okwele said on May 10, 2013
    I will like to start olive tree farming in lagos state, Nigeria. I will also want to know where to get the olive seeds here in lagos
  • ken said on May 25, 2013
    can olive trees grow in Malaysia, Tropical country?
  • shivanad v h said on June 20, 2013
    i want to cultivate olive trees in my farm in Karnataka, India so pls give me the details regarding the cultivation .
  • pavan singh said on June 24, 2013
    Location district Bijnore state Uttar Pradesh India. I am a farmer, want to grow olive plant. and want to know much more about it. its seeds, technique, market. 8800909687 is my no. thanks pavan singh
  • Charles said on July 14, 2013
    I really want to know where i can get olive seeds, i've been searching for its variable seeds for quite long. I live in Anambra state Nigeria and i know it can grow well in the soil around here.
  • Laeeq Siddique said on July 20, 2013
    Hi, My name is Laeeq siddique, I would like to know from where i can get plants for olive oil farming. Any information regarding to start olive oil farming is appreciated. Thanks & Regards, Laeeq
  • javier aguirre said on October 23, 2013
    I am in Woodlake, CA., USA. I am interested in olive farming and I am preparing to plant 5-10 acres in tress. Can you please guide me to internet resources or local resources to assist me in making this a profit making business? I require everything from soil preparation to spacing trees during planting to harvesting. Thanks.
  • Ibrahim Danjuma said on December 15, 2013
    I would like to grow olive trees in Nigeria, please what is your advice and how do I get the seeds?
  • gs rawat said on December 20, 2013
    i am interested in olive trees farming in rajasthan India ,will you provide me all details like planting, time to grow up, where we sold, cost of planting, and how much is earning on per acre. regards,
  • Maxine said on January 4, 2014
    Hi there, I am looking to buy land and plant olives, or buy an existing olive farm in the western cape (of South Africa) can you suggest the best areas for farming olives, and what to look out for before buying/starting a new plantation here. And what is the market activity like in SA/exporting from SA globally, is there really a decent profit margin? Do you know of someone I can get in touch with in my country to assist? Thanks so much, Maxine
  • Atta Ullah said on January 5, 2014
    From Pakistan, our main crops are Rice, weight and sugarcane. wants Aloe Vera cultivation on commercial basis. please advise growing to marketing pros in details. Thanks.
  • sanjiv kumar said on January 14, 2014
    dear sir, i have land in Punjab and himachal pardesh. could you please suggest me the area for cultivating olive. can it be cultivate in northern India if possible please supply me the details per acre with its technical know how. regards sanjiv kumar
  • Mahender Singh Seahwag said on January 22, 2014
    I am interested in planting olive trees in 10 acres near Jhajjar , Haryana. Please advise how to go about it
  • ANU NIRIN said on January 24, 2014
    Hi!! I am Anu i will like to start olive tree rarming in arunachal(india) north east state, I want to know where to get the olive seed here in arunachal? THANKS......
  • Melaku Wale said on May 14, 2014
    Dear Sir/madam, you may perhaps know that Ethiopia has much of the temperate portion of Africa because of the highlands. I heard that olive trees need chilling weather at some time of their growth. We have chilling moments here. Where can I get seeds and what type of climate do these trees perform well? We have almost every climatic condition here. Best regards, Melaku Wale, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
  • Patricia Tsikata said on June 22, 2014
    Hi there, I have a huge tract of land in Ghana and consider to plant olives. Can you suggest the best areas for farming olives, and what to look out for before starting a new plantation here. And what is the market activity like for exporting from Ghana globally, is there really a decent profit margin? Do you know of someone I can get in touch with in my country to assist? Thanks.
  • michael ayesu-appiah said on July 16, 2014
    pls what's the ideal acreage to start with and where can one get the seedling?
  • kishore agarwal said on August 4, 2014
    Want to start olive plantations in north east india. where can we get seeds and technique?
  • nana said on September 6, 2014
    am interested in planting the olive tree in ma country Ghana...please where can I get some of the seeds of the Olive tree and the processes involve in the planting.
  • Ramu said on September 27, 2014
    I'm from HYDERABAD here I could not get any guidance regarding olive farm. So could you please help me. I am very interested in starting an olive farm in Telangana state India and would like as much accurate information as possible. Do you have any recommendations?
  • Charlie said on October 17, 2014
    Want to start planting olives in Namibia ,namib desert, please advice
  • UDAI LAL REGAR said on October 31, 2014
    sir provide me about following information about alovera plantation
    it's growing condition
    its preparing period
    its taking and giving market rate
    its market
  • shobha said on November 17, 2014
    Which areas of telangana are suitable for olive farming
  • AMANUEL BEYENE said on December 4, 2014
    I am planning to start up an olive tree farm here in Ethiopia. please, give me any information in reference to the best area and how to go about it.
  • Khan Md Masud Rana said on December 6, 2014
    I have 50 acre land in Barisal, Bangladesh. I have need consultancy services to establish an olive tree farming
  • Bashir said on December 11, 2014
    Hi am malik bashir from pakistan I plan to growvup at least 3000 tree of olive plz guide me in this regard how many acre of land is required. best regards bashir
  • Amelia said on December 12, 2014
    I would like to know to know how I can grow oil tree and in Ethiopia , I have the land and investor s ready can you help me....
  • Frances Warfield said on February 18, 2015
    I live 80-100 miles from the Gulf Coast of Texas. Our land has been cultivated with rice in the past, but availability of water for irrigation is now a problem. I am interested in getting information about farming olives. Where do I obtain seeds or seedlings etc., what kind of equipment is needed, where are there processing facilities, are there any co-ops near?
  • Billu kumar said on March 7, 2015
    I am interested in 10 acres olive farming in mahendergarh haryana my con . No. 09728988403 please tell us about that .
  • abhishek dwivedi said on March 9, 2015
    I am interested in olive farming too much, please provide me adequate information , my land is in fatehpur, u.p. my no. is 9807626590
  • shalva bakradze said on March 18, 2015
    Hi. I am very interested in olive farming. i am planning to make small production of olive oil.... However, your help in finding appropriate seeds would be helpful. My country is Georgia and city Tbilisi (actual place would be about 130-150 km south from Tbilisi, place would be about 1000 meter above the sea).... If you need more information I will send them too. Sincerely, Shalva bakradze
  • Vijay Singh said on April 4, 2015
    I am very interested in starting an olive farm and would like as much accurate information as possible. My land is Black soil, it is possible there. My land is in district Jaloun, it is between Jhansi and Kanpur. Regards, Vijay Singh
  • Stuart Miller said on April 23, 2015
    Good Morning, I see from the varied responses that people are requesting information regarding the starting up of an olive farm. I would like to jump on that bandwagon too if I may. We are located in the Southern Overberg, near Bredasdorp, South Africa. Many Thanks, Stuart
  • Raveen Siag said on May 7, 2015
    Hi, I live in a village near Abohar city located in Punjab (India). I want to grow olives as I am already involved in farming. I own a citrus orchard of 14 acres and have some spare land where I want to plant olive trees.lets see how can u help me. regards,
  • venkat said on June 10, 2015
    I am tamilnadu, india. Planning to start olive farming. please guide me
  • rakshit kumar said on June 16, 2015
    I am from bijnor in uttar pardesh. I have 50 acres land. I am interested in olive oil cultivation. Pls send me suggestion how to cultivate it.
  • Balu said on June 23, 2015
    i am form hassan in karnataka. i have 5 acres land. i am interested in olive oil cultivation. pls send me suggestion how to cultivate it.
  • G R Murthy said on June 30, 2015
    i am form Tumkur in karnataka. i have 5 acres land. i am interested in olive oil cultivation. pls send me where to get seeds or seedlings
  • Blessed MeFestus said on July 9, 2015
    I would like to grow olive trees in the southern part of the Nigeria, please what is your advice, may I know if my weather climate will be suitable for it and also how do I get the seeds? Regards, Blessed
  • Jai Sharma said on July 11, 2015
    Hi, I have 5acre Agriculture Land In Garhmukteshwar (khadar Land) Uttar Pradesh. Please guide me what kind of Farming is profitable for me, Organic or Medical Plants Anything which is suitable and Profitable For me thanks
  • mohammed moiz uddin said on July 29, 2015
    i have land in karnataka gulbarga dist india. please where can i find the seeds of olive in karnataka, and how to process the seeds to sell in market.
  • Gurcharan Singh said on August 10, 2015
    Am from village Islamwala near Fazilka n I wanted to know if it is possible to grow olive plants in south western punjab( india) if yes then I wanted to know about the expenses n other details per a acre of land Mobile- 09960233142
  • Vikrant singh said on October 1, 2015
    I have two questions
    1.Is there some training centre for olive farming in west UP.
    2.is olive farming possible in baraut baghpat district
  • Sihin said on October 6, 2015
    Hi,I am interested to grow olive trees in Ethiopia if so which part of Ethiopia is suitable for it.Also I would like to know where to get the seeds.Thanks
  • Ananta Rai said on October 30, 2015
    Hi, I am very much interested to grow olive trees in Ilam, Nepal, Mt.everest Country. I want to know where to get the olive seeds or Nursery. 9851049392
  • miebale fisseha said on November 28, 2015
    I am interested in starting olive farming in ethiopia. where can i get the seed of it? can you give me detail information on olive commercial cultivation.
  • Cosmas onyeasigbulem said on March 21, 2016
    Please can olive seed grown in nigeria? If yes. I want 2 start doing business with it. Pls heilght me more...[IMO STATE. NIGERIA ]
  • sanju said on April 1, 2016
    I want to start aloe vera cultivation in haryana please let me know market whom to supply complete marketing detai.l
  • Harpreet singh said on June 6, 2016
    I live in nabha diss.Patiala Punjab india. I want to start olive farming plz send me compulsory information. thanks
  • naresh chahal said on June 19, 2016
    I want to olive farming in haryana
  • madhur said on July 23, 2016
    I want to setup an oil mill in jhansi uttar pradesh(eastern UP). Kindly guide me that is it profitable to set business here? Will I be able to get raw material easily here for mill operations?
  • John said on March 28, 2017
    I need assistance with getting olive seeds for planting from Nigeria.
  • Sphindile said on June 13, 2017
    I am interested in starting olives farming. please help.
  • Mahendra More said on June 22, 2017
    Is possible in Maharashtra temp in summer is up to 38 & winter lower down up to 10 pl guide.
  • James expert adviser said on July 7, 2017
    @Mahendra More, there are many places in maharastra where people are already doing olive farming. just google them and you will see a long list. there are also videos in youtube where people posted their olive farm videos from maharastra.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Abdu Wasiu said on November 6, 2017
    Please, how can I get olive tree seed for planting in Nigeria.
  • Anup Rana said on November 24, 2017
    Hi am from himachal pradesh distt chamba. Since indian people are more educate about olive am planing to grow olive plants in my land. Very new with this concept. Please help me to give some useful tips and ideas. Thank you
  • Victor Tomaselli beginner adviser said on February 11, 2018
    Dear. I am a Teacher Oleario, or what would be called in English olive oil maker. I can offer advice in development olivĂ­cola from the plantation up to the industrialization. Please, write to victortomaselli@yahoo.com

    victortomaselli@yahoo.com || Olive Oil Maker

  • Ahmed said on December 31, 2018
    How can I get the olive tree seedlings for planting?
  • Engr nnamdi said on November 12, 2019
    How do I get olive seedlings for the olive plantation? I need the location in Nigeria, the cost per seed in Nigeria
  • Paul said on January 6, 2020
    Very seriously thinking about getting into the olive tree plantation business. I will appreciate any advice I can get to start an unknown field. I am located in the Ludhiana District of Punjab, India, between Jagraon and Sidhwan Bet currently visiting North America. Please get in touch by texting 19054527351. Thanks


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