Olive (Olea europea L) is one of the oldest plants cultivated by man in the world. The native home of the olive is considered to be Mediterranean, Asia and African countries. The world area under this crop is 10 million hectares from which 853.1 thousand tones oil is produced annually. According to the latest statistically survey, about 98% of olive trees are grown in the Mediterranean countries, Italy and Spain alone accounting for 385 million trees. The commercial and wild olive plantation is found into belts around the world between 30-45 of North and South of equator. Since Pakistan is located in this region. Therefore, olive cultivation can be successfully undertaken in the country, provided relevant inputs, incentives and technologies are made available to the forming community.
|Crop Climate Title||Sub Tropical|
|Crop Water Method Title||Irrigated|
|Crop Economic Title||Food Crop|
|Crop Growing Season||Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops|
Olive Crop Seed Varieties
|Arbiquona||as per recommendation|
|Esculana||as per recommendation|