Olive Trees in Provence
Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine:
The Spanish introduced Olea europaea to the Mediterranean basin in 8000 B.C. The longevity of these noble trees is legendary at thousands of years. Olive oil production dates back to the Bronze age. With a maximum height of 15 metres, olive trees have got hard, dense wood and grow very slowly and irregularly, where the lack of rings makes it difficult to age them precisely.
…Continue reading here to find out about the historic significance of olive trees in Provence by Célia Gentaud.