Hardee County Story

Hardee County Research Project The Hardee County Economic Development Authority partnered with the Florida Olive Council, LAA and the University of Florida IFAS Department of Horticulture to acquire, install and maintain a grove of olive trees...

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Paul Vossen – Olive Expert

Dr. Paul Vossen, Olive Expert It is our pleasure to know Dr. Paul Vossen.  Paul has dedicated his life to the pursuit of olive knowledge.  He is a sensory evaluation expert with an extraordinary palate.  His advice is sought by olive producers...

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UF-IFAS Olive Conference – 2016

Dr. Jeff Williamson (ctr.) at Olive plot Citra In the photo at left, Dr. Jeff Williamson, a professor in the UF/IFAS horticulture department comments on olive tree growth at the UF/IFAS (Citra) test plot.  The plot contains several varieties and...

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The Florida Olive

Blooming Olive Tree-St. Augustine, FL The olive (Olea europaea L.) grows in Florida. In the photo,  a healthy, blooming 4 year old olive tree overlooks the site of the Spanish landing in 1565 at St. Augustine. Many more olive trees thrive...

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