Modeling the thermal adaptability of the olive (Olea europaea L.) in Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • This model on the thermal adaptability of the olive is a bivariant plot of indices of temperatures that will induce flowering and fruiting and temperatures that will cause damage to the tree. This study analyzes daily maximum and minimum temperatures from October 1 to May 31 at 15 sites in olive-producing regions, 15 sites in Texas, and one control site for a mean value of 23.7 years and a range of from 7 to 30 years. The model generated indicates that a number of Texas sites show temperature patterns similar to those where the olive is cultivated. These Texas sites define the Olive Thermal Adaptability Zone for Texas, which extends approximately from 28°30'N to 31°15'N at elevations below about 350 m. © 1985.

author list (cited authors)

  • Denney, J. O., McEachern, G. R., & Griffiths, J. F.

citation count

  • 17

publication date

  • October 1985