Olive tree water requirements vary dramatically due to a variety of factors that provide more variables than we can distill to a simple formula. Our guide above is highly generalized. Soils are often a mix of layers, perhaps sand on top, with a clay layer two feet below. It is critical to know and understand all of the growing conditions to help you determine the ideal amount of water to deliver to your trees. We are happy to provide advice on watering and irrigation tips for your trees.
Of utmost importance is your ongoing observation of how your trees respond to the amount of water each receives. (Document frequency and amount of water delivered to help you hone your skills. Use a log!) Additionally, use available technology tools to help your decision-making. Know the annual sunlight hours received by your trees, average temperature, low and high temps, your soil & drainage composition.
How much rainfall in inches have your trees received during the winter dormant season?
The more your know about your trees’ growing conditions, the better we can diagnose and aid you with recommended improvements in care.