Production of olive tree seedlings began in Georgia

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Published Dec 4, 2023

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Georgia has the potential to become a recognized olive producer, according to Georgiy Svanidze, honorary president of the International Olive Council. Over the past decade, more than a million olive trees have been brought to Georgia, with seedlings imported from Turkey, Israel, Spain, and Morocco, and local production has begun. Svanidze also claims that Georgian olive oil is among the top four in the world, after Greece, Italy, and Spain.
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Georgia can become one of the world's recognized olive producers, believes Georgiy Svanidze, honorary president of the International Olive Council. “We surprised the whole world - we found such new aromas in Georgian olives that had never existed in any other country before,” said Svanidze. Read also: Georgian companies are developing olive production and processing According to him, over ten years more than a million olive trees were brought to Georgia. The first seedlings were from Turkey, one batch was brought from the Gardens of Gethsemane (Israel), now they are being imported from Spain and Morocco, and the production of local seedlings has already begun, Newsgeorgia writes. In Georgia, olive seedlings take root best in Kakheti and Imereti. Moreover, olives differ in taste and aroma, ...
Source: Eastfruit
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