OOlive trees are the oldest fruit trees and indeed are one of the most important fruit trees in history. Olive tree culture has been intimately connected to the rise and fall of Mediterranean empires and other advanced civilizations throughout the ages.
Because olive trees offered wealth and future food supplies to established civilizations, the agricultural nations became stable societies, resulting from a secure expectation from experience of an uninterrupted food and olive oil supply.
Appetizer Of Olives
This factor was a requirement for population growth and increase. Dependable fruit production and olive oil production means that olive trees must exist in a stable society and a peaceful environment. That stability must extend for many years since most ancient seedling olive trees required eight or more years before ever producing the first crop of fruit.
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