Are Olive Farms profitable?


Starting an Olive Farm

Olive farms are indeed very profitable in the mid and long term, provided the climate and the region are suitable for growing olive trees. However, as it happens in nearly all agriculture and livestock commercial activities, the first year is introductory and a farmer shall make a small rational investment in order to test his/her strength and acquire a basic understanding of the market, without expecting a considerable income. During the second, the third and the fourth years, the farmer will acquire enough farming experience and market data in order to decide on extending the investment to a larger scale, selecting another location/ variety, adjusting cultivation methods or divest. Especially when cultivating olive trees, a farmer shall be patient, because olive trees achieve good yields after their 5th or 6th year of life. This means, that if a farmer selects and plants young trees of 2-3 years old, he/she shall expect good yield in about 2-4 years after the establishment of the olive farm.

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1. Olive Tree Information

2. Growing Olive Trees

3. Are olive farms profitable?

4. Alternate Bearing in Olive Trees

5. Olive Trees Propagation and Pollination

6. Olive Tree Growing Requirements

7. Olive Tree Soil Requirements

8. Planting Olive Trees

9. Olive Trees Fertilization

10. Olive Tree Irrigation Requirements

11. Olive Tree Pruning

12. Harvesting Olives

13. Olive Tree Diseases

14. Q&As Olives


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