General Olive Tree Information
We are now sold out of all of our stock of olive trees and the nursery is closed.
We will continue to support the wonderful community of growers that we have built across the western US over the years by offering on and offsite consultations and workshops at the ranch. We sincerely thank our valued customers and want to express our appreciation for your support and shared love of olive trees. We hope to maintain our connection with you by continuing to mill your olives at the ranch.
Olive Tree FAQs
Samantha Dorsey has written extensively on various olive tree and orchard care and management topics - we hope you will find the answer to many of your questions on these pages. If you require further assistance we offer consultations.
Detailed descriptions of each of numerous cultivars are available on our Olive Tree Varietals page.
The UC Extension Office in Sonoma County has a wealth of information for olive growers, both commercial and residential. The Olives page on their website features articles about pest and disease management, harvest methods, oil yield and milling, as well as resources and classes for California olive oil producers, current issues for the industry and their quarterly newsletter, First Press.
The UC Davis Olive Center is another link between our university system's research and the California olive industry. Their website features reports and resources pertinent to California olive growers.
Pruning and Training Systems for Modern Olive Growing This is the most comprehensive guide to pruning olive trees available, useful to professionals, beginners and everyone in between. It is also a valuable resource for additional information about olive trees as related to pruning and training decisions.
The Olive Production Manual This UC publication offers the best introduction to California olive cultivation. The compilation of essays ranges from olive tree physiology, nutrition, pruning, orchard preparation and irrigation management, to harvesting your crop, trends in the industry and processing the olives for canning or oil.
The Organic Olive Production Manual The perfect companion to the Olive Production Manual for growers interested in pursuing organic olive production. All of the recommendations for fertilization, pest, disease and weed management, land development and processing fit within an organic scheme.
Click play to view photos of our vegetative propagation methods.