Today, we’re starting an experiment to see if olive trees will tolerate the caretaking conditions we typically apply to citrus groves. In the instance shown in this photo, this is one of several olive trees planting within a new planting of citrus. This is far attention more than commercial olives would see in practice, but it’s a step in the direction to see what’s involved if we want to start retrofitting citrus groves with olive trees. Perhaps this might be gradual replacement or not, but this experiment will allow us to get olives in a wide variety of locations to see how they perform over time.

• Aperture:ƒ/2.8• Camera:DMC-LX7• Taken:September 10, 2014• Flash fired:yes• Focal length:4.7mm• ISO:100• Shutter speed:1/320s