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Olive pruning in Le Marche

Olive pruning in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Olive pruning techniques vary all over the world and even throughout Italy itself. A research team at the University of Ancona in Le Marche has been developing for over ten years a new approach to pruning ... Traditionally olives have been pruned to the shape of a red wine glass with a fringe all the way around, lopped flat across the top and opened out to let the all important sun into the middle of the tree. New thinking has it that the tree should be allowed to grow to its’ optimum height, forming a shape more like an ice cream cone. [...]

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Are you an expatriate living in Le Marche? Do you keep Olive Trees? So this post is for You.

Are you an expatriate living in Le Marche? Do you keep Olive Trees? So this post is for You. | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

As discovered by the Università Politecnica delle Marche and by Assam (Agenzia Servizi Settore Agroalimentare delle Marche), a heavy early pruning can induce a strong reduction of the fruit number, stimulating in this way the emission of epicormic shoots. This event would then require strong intervention in the next year or even a green pruning (during the summer).

Another interesting result of this research says that a small pruning can be done in June without any negative effect on the maturation and the total fruit quantity. The necessity to perform the pruning before the vegetative stage of the tree then can be considered as an outdated traditional knowledge, whenever the pruning is performed properly. In particular, it is important to avoid that in late May or June the positioning of flowers on the tree influence the pruning strategy. I.e., it is important to operate the pruning rationally, without been influenced by the desire to maximize the quantity of fruits.

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