Olive farming

Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 07:59:07 von Sacha

Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad, after all!

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South Devon
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Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 11:19:48 von unknown

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Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 11:46:11 von Sacha

On 21/7/06 10:19, in article ,
"Martin" <> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 06:59:07 +0100, Sacha <> wrote:
>
>> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad, after all!
>>
>
> Gardeners World is offering free olive trees to all. (plus GBP4.50
> p&p)
>
> Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
> of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)


One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping abroad
olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going on
there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it. I
wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
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Sacha
www.hillhousenursery.co.uk
South Devon
(email address on website)

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 13:23:26 von David Rance

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 Sacha wrote:

>>> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad, after all!
>>>
>>
>> Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
>> of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>
>
>One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
>olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
>Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping abroad
>olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going on
>there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it. I
>wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)

But how good would they be at producing olives in South Devon? ;-)

David

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Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 13:43:09 von Sacha

On 21/7/06 12:23, in article ,
"David Rance" <> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 Sacha wrote:
>
>>>> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad, after
>>>> all!
>>>>
>>>
>>> Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
>>> of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>>
>>
>> One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
>> olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
>> Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping abroad
>> olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going on
>> there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it. I
>> wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
>
> But how good would they be at producing olives in South Devon? ;-)
>
You haven't looked at the link, have you? ;-) A farmer is planting an
olive farm in the Otter Valley because he reckons that with global
warming.... He's got almond trees, too!

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Sacha
www.hillhousenursery.co.uk
South Devon
(email address on website)

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 13:53:25 von Rupert

"Sacha" <> wrote in message
news:C0E67C5D.349E0%
> On 21/7/06 12:23, in article ,
> "David Rance" <> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 Sacha wrote:
>>
>>>>> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad,
>>>>> after
>>>>> all!
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
>>>> of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
>>> olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
>>> Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping
>>> abroad
>>> olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going
>>> on
>>> there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it.
>>> I
>>> wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
>>
>> But how good would they be at producing olives in South Devon? ;-)
>>
> You haven't looked at the link, have you? ;-) A farmer is planting an
> olive farm in the Otter Valley because he reckons that with global
> warming.... He's got almond trees, too!
>
> --
> Sacha
> www.hillhousenursery.co.uk
> South Devon
> (email address on website)
>

I think he looks like a "would be farmer" Hobby farming springs to mind.
Having belittled his efforts I do admit that we have a local farmer with
Ostrich and Lamas and he is making a go of it.
The Italians don't do very good clotted cream-so give the olives a miss:-)

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 13:57:11 von David Rance

On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 Sacha wrote:

>>>>> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad, after
>>>>> all!
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
>>>> of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
>>> olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
>>> Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping abroad
>>> olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going on
>>> there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it. I
>>> wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
>>
>> But how good would they be at producing olives in South Devon? ;-)
>>
>You haven't looked at the link, have you? ;-)

Er, no. <hangs head in shame>

Well actually I looked at the pictures but not the text.

> A farmer is planting an
>olive farm in the Otter Valley because he reckons that with global
>warming.... He's got almond trees, too!

Hmm, I wonder.... Perhaps I could dig up a few cider apple trees.....

Almonds, you say? What about oranges?

David

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Fido Address: 2:252/110 writing from Caversham, Reading, UK

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 14:09:30 von Rupert

"David Rance" <> wrote in message
news:
> On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 Sacha wrote:
>
>>>>>> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad,
>>>>>> after
>>>>>> all!
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
>>>>> of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
>>>> olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
>>>> Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping
>>>> abroad
>>>> olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going
>>>> on
>>>> there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it.
>>>> I
>>>> wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
>>>
>>> But how good would they be at producing olives in South Devon? ;-)
>>>
>>You haven't looked at the link, have you? ;-)
>
> Er, no. <hangs head in shame>
>
> Well actually I looked at the pictures but not the text.
>
>> A farmer is planting an
>>olive farm in the Otter Valley because he reckons that with global
>>warming.... He's got almond trees, too!
>
> Hmm, I wonder.... Perhaps I could dig up a few cider apple trees.....
>
> Almonds, you say? What about oranges?
>
> David
>
> --
> David Rance
> Fido Address: 2:252/110 writing from Caversham, Reading, UK
>

OK so that's Olives for Sacha, Oranges for David and Rice for Janet
Barraclough. I will have a go a potatoes.

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 14:22:41 von cathy_ie

Sacha wrote:
> On 21/7/06 10:19, in article ,
> "Martin" <> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 06:59:07 +0100, Sacha <> wrote:
> >
> >> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad, after all!
> >>
> >
> > Gardeners World is offering free olive trees to all. (plus GBP4.50
> > p&p)
> >
> > Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
> > of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>
>
> One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
> olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
> Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping abroad
> olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going on
> there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it. I
> wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
> --

A few years back, I visited a fruit and nut (and olive) farm in
Northern California. At the end of their productive life, the farmer
would sell the olive trees - beautiful large 20 + year old multistemmed
specimens - to the landscaping industry. They were uprooted, loaded up
onto low-loaders, and shipped out. At the time (2001), he was getting
around $700 to 800 per tree - God only knows what the landscape
gardeners or other retail customers were paying for them.

Cat(h)

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 14:51:41 von Rupert

"Cat(h)" <> wrote in message
news:
>
> Sacha wrote:
>> On 21/7/06 10:19, in article ,
>> "Martin" <> wrote:
>>
>> > On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 06:59:07 +0100, Sacha <> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Maybe the new 'fashion' for olive trees isn't just a passing fad,
>> >> after all!
>> >>
>> >
>> > Gardeners World is offering free olive trees to all. (plus GBP4.50
>> > p&p)
>> >
>> > Some where a southern EU olive farmer gets a subsidy for getting rid
>> > of his olive trees and somebody ships the trees to UK? :-)
>>
>>
>> One of the garden designers at Hampton Court had used some gorgeous old
>> olive trees for which he already had customers before he imported them.
>> Those came from Spain where a brisk trade has developed in shipping
>> abroad
>> olive trees that are 'in the way' of the big housing developments going
>> on
>> there. I own a plot of land in Crete with about 12 olive trees on it.
>> I
>> wonder what it would cost to dig 'em up and ship them to Devon! ;-)
>> --
>
> A few years back, I visited a fruit and nut (and olive) farm in
> Northern California. At the end of their productive life, the farmer
> would sell the olive trees - beautiful large 20 + year old multistemmed
> specimens - to the landscaping industry. They were uprooted, loaded up
> onto low-loaders, and shipped out. At the time (2001), he was getting
> around $700 to 800 per tree - God only knows what the landscape
> gardeners or other retail customers were paying for them.
>
> Cat(h)
>
A few more folk have latched onto the lucrative idea of olive trees so the
price has only risen a little in the last few years. Local GC has mature
things in 250L pots at £800.
Horrible gnarled things with a few leaves and the occasional olive.
I suppose they might look nice in a Japanese type theme but I think one
could get a better effect with an old knackered tree trunk.

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 15:29:52 von K

"Rupert (W.Yorkshire)" <> writes
>I think he looks like a "would be farmer" Hobby farming springs to
>mind. Having belittled his efforts I do admit that we have a local
>farmer with Ostrich and Lamas and he is making a go of it. The Italians
>don't do very good clotted cream-so give the olives a miss:-)

What, with both? There's ostriches jut down the road from us and llamas
on the Chevin, but you've got another one your way have you?
--
Kay

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 19:55:39 von unknown

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Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 22:08:17 von Rupert

"K" <> wrote in message
news:
> "Rupert (W.Yorkshire)" <> writes
>>I think he looks like a "would be farmer" Hobby farming springs to mind.
>>Having belittled his efforts I do admit that we have a local farmer with
>>Ostrich and Lamas and he is making a go of it. The Italians don't do very
>>good clotted cream-so give the olives a miss:-)
>
> What, with both? There's ostriches jut down the road from us and llamas on
> the Chevin, but you've got another one your way have you?
> --
> Kay

Thought Chevin man did/does ostriches, Some scandal with ostrich
investment.?
Let's revive the textile industry in your area and start rearing Alpaca

Re: Olive farming

am 21.07.2006 22:25:10 von K

"Rupert (W.Yorkshire)" <> writes
>
>"K" <> wrote in message
>news:
>> "Rupert (W.Yorkshire)" <> writes
>>>I think he looks like a "would be farmer" Hobby farming springs to mind.
>>>Having belittled his efforts I do admit that we have a local farmer with
>>>Ostrich and Lamas and he is making a go of it. The Italians don't do very
>>>good clotted cream-so give the olives a miss:-)
>>
>> What, with both? There's ostriches jut down the road from us and llamas on
>> the Chevin, but you've got another one your way have you?
>
>Thought Chevin man did/does ostriches,

Never seen them there. Local ostrich farm sells ostrich meat but not
from own ostriches AFAIK.

>Some scandal with ostrich
>investment.?
>Let's revive the textile industry in your area and start rearing Alpaca
>
I know someone who is.

--
Kay

Re: Olive farming

am 22.07.2006 00:12:07 von Rupert

"Janet Baraclough" <> wrote in message
news:
> The message <>
> from "Rupert \(W.Yorkshire\)" <> contains these words:
>
>> OK so that's Olives for Sacha, Oranges for David and Rice for Janet
>> Barraclough. I will have a go a potatoes.
>
> Aim higher, Rupey. I'm already growing potatoes, lemons and an olive
> tree.
> You seem a bit sloe, so perhaps you could make the gin?
>
> :-)
>
> Janet
>
> --
> Isle of Arran Open Gardens weekend 21,22,23 July 2006
> 5 UKP three-day adult ticket (funds go to island charities) buys entry
> to 26 private gardens


Your incineration about my abilities to produce bath tub Gin have laid me
prostitute on the ground.
Lemons and Olives can be reserved for the booze-but I need the potatoes to
produce the gin.
Any road can we grow rice in the UK (including Scotland) -loadsa water and
what else does it need?

Re: Olive farming

am 22.07.2006 11:24:18 von unknown

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Re: Olive farming

am 23.07.2006 22:27:35 von one.two

"Rupert (W.Yorkshire)" <> wrote in message
news:
>
> "K" <> wrote in message
> news:
>> "Rupert (W.Yorkshire)" <> writes
>>>I think he looks like a "would be farmer" Hobby farming springs to mind.
>>>Having belittled his efforts I do admit that we have a local farmer with
>>>Ostrich and Lamas and he is making a go of it. The Italians don't do very
>>>good clotted cream-so give the olives a miss:-)
>>
>> What, with both? There's ostriches jut down the road from us and llamas
>> on the Chevin, but you've got another one your way have you?
>> --
>> Kay
>
> Thought Chevin man did/does ostriches, Some scandal with ostrich
> investment.?
> Let's revive the textile industry in your area and start rearing Alpaca

Ashdown Forest Llamas
You can take them for a walk too