In which districts can olives be planted?
Olive gardens can be successfully planted in all areas of Pakistan including Punjab. Even olives can be grown in the Cholistan.
But at present, the focus of Punjab on olive cultivation is concentrated in the areas of Potohar.
In what kind of soil can olives be planted?
Olive plants can be successfully planted in all types of land such as sandy, sloppy, paved, rocky, desert soils. Only colored soils or soils where water stands are not suitable for olives.
How much water does olive need?
The olive plant should be irrigated for about ten days in the beginning. As a plant grows larger, its water requirement decreases as well.
After two years, the olive plant should be irrigated for 20-25 days.
When can olive plants be planted?
Olive plants can be planted in the spring, February, March, April or the monsoon season, August, September, October.
What is the method of planting olives?
The planting distance of an olive garden must be 10 × 10 feet. About 400 plants can be planted in such an acre. It is also important to note that the olive plants should be within about 8 to 10 feet of the garden's outer limits.
For planting, dig two feet deep and two feet wide. Then fill the basins with fertile soil and soils. Now your ground is ready for olive planting.
Carefully remove the plant from the shipper so that the roots do not break when the roots are broken. Dig the soil by planting the soil and then press the soil around the plant with the help of the foot so that the plant becomes stable. The trunk of a small plant is a bit fragile, so it is better to support the plant with plastic pipes. Do not use wood for support as wood may appear to be termite which may later invade plants.
What types of olives can be cultivated and where?
The following types can be cultivated for Pothohar and its adjoining districts.
No. 1. The tenth
Number 2. Gamelock
No. 3. Pendolino
Number 4. Nabali
Number 5. Aruba Sanna
No. 6. Coronacci
Number 7. Arbukina
The following types should be cultivated for other hot regions including Punjab and Sindh hot regions.
Number 1. Aruba Sanna
No. 2. Coronacci
Number 3. Arbequina
Remember that at least two or more varieties should be planted when planting an olive orchard.
How much and what fertilizer should be applied to the olive garden?
Fertilize the second-year plants. For Second Year Plants:
Dung fertilizer. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge 5 kg per plant insert. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge In the next years, add 5kg every year
Nitrogen fertilizer. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge Add 200 grams per plant. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge In the next years, add 100 grams each year
Phosphorus Fertilizer. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge Add 100 grams per plant. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge In the next years, add 50 grams each year
Potash fertilizer. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge Add 50 grams per plant. General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge General Chat Chat Lounge .. add 50 grams per year in the coming years
How many years does an olive tree take to bear fruit?
The fruit of the olive plant usually starts to grow in 3 years.
The fruit of the olive plant first turns green and then purple. Green fruit is used for extracting pickles and purple oils
How much produce per acre can be obtained from an olive garden?
Production from an olive plant depends on how you look after the plant.
With good care, a single plant can easily yield 60 kilograms or more of the olive fruit.
But if the seeds are sown in the middle, then 40 kg per plant may yield fruit. With minimal care, plant yields can drop from 25 to 30 kilograms per plant. Therefore, experts put 25 kilograms per plant to calculate the production per acre of olive orchards.
Such 400 (average) plants in an acre can yield 10,000kg of the olive fruit.
How much oil does an acre produce?
It is better than olive growers to extract the oil instead of selling the fruit and then sell it in the market. Olive oil accounts for 20 to 30 percent of the fruit.
About 2,000 kilograms of oil comes out of one acre of olive fruit (10000kg), accounting for 20%.
What can be the revenue per acre?
Thus, you can get olive oil from Rs 800 to Rs 1100 per kg at the big superstores in the market. But it is clear that all of this oil is imported from outside, which the experts have serious concerns over quality. Experts say that imported oils from different brands that are being sold in the Pakistani market are not pure olive oils but are mixed with many other oils.
According to Green Agro information, the oil extracted from the plant of the research institute in Chakwal is being sold at least Rs 2,000 per kg. It should be noted that the Chakwal Agricultural Investigation Agency is providing free extraction of oil to the farmers.
If the rate is really Rs 2,000 per kg then you can calculate the income yourself. Green Agro has set a rate of Rs 800 per kilogram to determine income.
In this way, the revenue generated from 2000kg of oil is about Rs 16 lakh. If the garden is well taken care of, the garden can double
You know that in addition to olive oil, pickles and squares are made from olive oil.