Sunday, August 25, 2013

No Olives This Year

A few weeks ago we were looking forward to our olive harvest. The tree was laden with medium sized green olives, some starting to turn black to purple. That's just what we wanted.
Then we looked at them again last week and saw this...


The official diagnosis is Anthracnose.


It's caused by a lack of copper and or calcium. We are so sad because we were looking forward to curing our own olives again. I will be making a run to the garden center to find out how to fix this. I sure hope it is fixable and we won't need to remove the tree.

6 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, how disappointing! You must have been so looking forward your own tapenade! I hope you will get this nasty disease sorted out for future crops!

Leanne said...

I sure hope it is easily fixable. Olive trees are a very long lived tree and beautiful.

Flying Blind... said...

What a shame xxx

Geri said...

Darn - they are pretty trees but messy, right?

Dianne Neale said...

Oh Di. I know how disappointing it can be when your precious crops don't make it through! Hopefully you can findi a solution.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh no! Hope it can be sorted out