12 Jun

olive harvest impacted by January freeze

olive growers in the Central Valley saying damage from the severe January freeze has become evident in California olive groves.

The Olive Growers Council says young trees planted in colder areas seem hardest hit.

One farmer lost about half of a 30-acre grove. The freeze also damaged bud wood on mature trees, which will produce less fruit this season as a result.

Farmers will have a better idea how large the crop will be after the June drop, which will happen during predicted hot weather this week.

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