The olive tree has been depicted as a symbol of peace, happiness and wisdom throughout the world. Beyond its celebrated status, the olive tree is one of the heartiest, drought-resistant trees on the planet; and if properly pruned and cared for, the olive tree can live for a very long time up to several centuries now that's old!
Lets get to the fruit of the matter. Olives have been a major source of food and oil for thousands of years reaching far back before the invention of language.Native to Asia Minor, olive groves had spread from the rest of the Mediterranean Basin to the Middle East and to the shores of Africa where it thrived in the hot arid climate.In the past few hundred years olive groves have been cultivated in North and South America, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Continue reading