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    What fertilizers, if any are needed to make Russian Olives produce good and grow properly? Does anyone have on how to cure Russian Olives, I would prefer a recipe that uses a sea salt brine, also I read a article on the internet that made it sound like you might be able to eat olives when they are small and green, does any one know if you can do this?



    Since I posted my last post I found a web site or two that said Russian Olives (as well as Autumn Olives) due to their nitrogen fixing capability, can be grown on highly infertal soils with little or no fertilizer, and still thrive.



    will olives grow in southeastern montana? also what kind of apples thrive in southeastern montana



    Only a few variety of olives will grow almost any place, Russian Olive and possibly Autmn Olives. They are drought tolerant, and cold hardy to zone three. As for apples, how Eastern Montana are you talking? Did you mean where I live, or out on the barren wasteland? Apples do well where I live, as long as they get enough water, and are protected from the wind. Mid and late blooming varietys do especialy well, as of the common late frosts in the area.



    I have found recently that the Russian and Autmn Olives are not members of the true olive trees. Though not related to real olives, they aperently are edible anyway. The Autmn Olives are easy to find information on how to eat, and can be eaten fresh as a berry, but the Russian Olive was harder to find food usage on the internet, only found one post on a forum that said you could eat the fruit when its dried to a powder.

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