Growing Olives in North Carolina
I stumbled across an article in the January issue of Pine Straw, a free magazine published by the Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines, about a blueberry farmer near Lumberton who is going to try growing olives commercially. If successful, he thinks he can use his blueberry harvesting equipment to mechanically pick the olives. I learned from the article that there are already olives being grown commercially in central Georgia. The first question I came away with is how well have his young trees (and the trees in Georgia) handled this winter's unusual cold temperatures. Anyway, here is a link to the article.
Here is a link that might be useful: The Kitchen Garden / California Dreamin'