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Olives
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:51:43 AM »
I was certain I had seen a topic on this already but by searching turned up nothing. Anyway there is an olive tree in my backyard that decided this year to produce a small crop of fruit. I suspect because  big branch on another tree came down last winter so that one area on the olive tree got sun for the first time in years.

being the kind of person who can't really walk past free food just hanging on a tree I feel I must cure these little critters and eat them up.

I prefer lye cured olives over salt cured and don't care for oil cure at all. so I am thinking lye cure but... I look around on the internets and at least one person says that you want pretty unripe green olives to avoid mushy finished product.

Well how hard is hard? The ones in my yard are mostly green but they are starting to get a slight darkening on one side. They are not rock hard at all.

So anyone out there cure olives? what methods have you used? what kind of results have you gotten?
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Re: Olives
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 01:58:38 PM »
Nothing?

Come on I'm interested in OLIVE your ideas (get it? OLIVE your ideas? nevermind)
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Re: Olives
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 02:16:40 PM »
Nothing?

Come on I'm interested in OLIVE your ideas (get it? OLIVE your ideas? nevermind)
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Sorry, olives are one of my favourites but not frost tolerant enough for me. Wish I could help.

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Re: Olives
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 02:24:19 PM »
Sorry, the only things I know about olive production is that they come in cans and jars.  That and I love eating them.

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Re: Olives
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 06:39:34 PM »
Youtube has a couple of hundred videos on this subject.

I planted an olive tree 2 years ago. Deer nibbled it in half last year. I have a cage around it now. Hopefully in 2 or 3 years I will start geting some fruit.
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Re: Olives
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 06:58:02 PM »
Migrating birds love my russian olives they eat em right off the branches....not big enough
to piddle with for humans. Would take a pound of seeds to get a bite of fruit..... :-\
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Re: Olives
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 08:26:32 PM »
I have no experience with olives, but here is a good read.

http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8267.pdf
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Re: Olives
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 09:20:22 AM »
Sorry, the only things I know about olive production is that they come in cans and jars.  That and I love eating them.

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Re: Olives
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 10:35:35 AM »
Another groaner of a joke.

My daughter told she's looking forward to the sequel to "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".  It's going to be called "Olive the Other Reindeer".

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Re: Olives
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 10:36:40 AM »
Another groaner of a joke.

My daughter told she's looking forward to the sequel to "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".  It's going to be called "Olive the Other Reindeer".

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There is actually a book and, short lived, television show entitled 'Olive, the other reindeer'
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Olives
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 10:49:51 AM »
Wish I could help you but all I can tell you is that I also love eating them. In particular, my favorite is the Greek Olive. They are great in a Greek salad. Might want to research possible forums.
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Re: Olives
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 11:05:12 AM »
I'm no help either but I do love them with Bombay Saphire Gin..
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Re: Olives
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2012, 07:06:48 PM »
I'm pretty sure you can still buy the domain name:  www.oliveforum.com Get all the olive questions in one place. 
What about American Olive Association?  There's an American Olive Oil Association (http://www.naooa.org/) not sure about eating olives though.  Maybe you'll be the next Charlie P.
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Re: Olives
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 09:39:43 AM »
I'm no help either but I do love them with Bombay Saphire Gin..

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Re: Olives
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 08:37:42 AM »
I might be a little late with this but I just ran across this site.

http://honest-food.net/2012/10/15/curing-olives-lye-recipe/
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