When is the best time to harvest?

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There are too many con­sid­er­a­tions to pro­vide advice on the best time to har­vest olives. Har­vest­ing early will pro­vide a higher qual­ity olive oil. A later har­vest will increase yield. But many other fac­tors come into the equa­tion, such as cli­mate con­di­tions, the olive cul­ti­var and pro­cess­ing meth­ods.

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