Olives on Maui

Hawaii is not the first place one thinks of when they think of olives trees, curing olives or making olive oil.  Greece, Italy, yes, but Maui?  Why not.  The slopes of Haleakala offer cool nights and  hot days, creating an ideal growing environment for producing fruiting olive trees.

We have test farms throughout the island to see what unique and diverse growing conditions will produce olives.  Most olive trees will offer seaside residents with a beautiful ornamental tree, while those at elevations of 1000 ft or more have trees that bear fruit and reach their full potential.