The soils where we installed the high density linear crops of olive varieties Arbequina, are smooth, without large gradients and mild to moderate composition, so that the olive-collectors can move easily and without difficulty .
Before planting the seedlings we proceeded in the following steps:
The trees we planted were very young, 6 to 12 months, with a clear height from 30 to 60 cm, shaped monoclonal.
Young olive trees, once planted, stood exactly in the shape monokone, as little cypresses with a central stem-axis that reached 2.5 meters.
The second year after planting, the seedlings reached the final desired height (2.1 to 2.5 m) and then the process of pruning began.
A prerequisite for the installation of high density linear olive groves is the existence of irrigated water. We used drip irrigation, with drippers for 4 liters per hour. Briefly there were irrigations for 2 to 4 days and each irrigation lasted about 3 hours.
The high density linear olive groves have great demands (inputs) in fertilizers.The types of fertilization vary depending on the season and they are divided into three periods:
All fertilizers are furnished to trees via irrigation water and the quantities depend on the results of soil analysis and leaf analysis.