OLIVE GROVE: the grafting



The grafting of the olive tree is practiced during the spring season when the plant is rich in sap and allows easy detachment of the bark and greater rooting of the graft.

This favors the possibility of taking root in the soil and a good quality of production.

In fact, the olive tree cannot reproduce well from the seed; plants born in this way are used in most cases as grafts.

The objectives of grafting, as far as the olive tree is concerned, are to promote higher quality production and the emergence of varieties that are more resistant to climatic conditions and the characteristics of the soil. In fact, it is known that the olive tree loves temperate climates and is unable to withstand temperatures that are too rigid or below ten great centigrade.