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Olive tree

Olea europaea

Description:

The olive is a handsome tree with silvery grey-green foliage.The olive fruit is a green drupe, becoming generally blackish-purple when fully ripe. A few varieties are green when ripe and some turn a shade of copper brown. The cultivars vary considerably in size, shape, oil-content and flavor.

Habitat:

Mediterranean Basin

Notes:

The olive is one of the most important and symbolic plants. Symbol of abundance, glory and peace. The olive trees that produce fruit for direct consumption are not the same as those used for producing oil. Tunisian olive oil is recognized internationally in its quality, aromatic flavour and excellent taste. It's a very important agricultural sector.

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ولاية صفاقس, Tunisia

Spotted on Jul 9, 2011
Submitted on Jul 9, 2011

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