March 31, 2010 | by Lisa Mattson

After Jordan vineyard team finishes pruning grapevines in winter, they turn their attention in March to pruning 18 acres of olive trees planted on hillsides near Jordan’s two lakes. It takes just one minute to prune a grapevine, but an olive tree—due to its size and number of branches—requires 10 minutes of grooming to create proper shaping and light exposure, which ensures efficient picking at harvest and better fertility the following year. In this video, our vineyard manager discusses how to prune olive trees and reuse olive branch cuttings.

Learn all about olive tree growing and how olive oil is made with our in-depth blog post.

Watch How to Prune Olive Trees Video Above