The Ancient Olive Tree of

ST George

Saint George olive tree at Anissaraki
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The olive tree of Saint George  (Agios Georgios) is one of the many ancient olive trees between the areas Anisaraki and Vardaliana near Kandanos village. It has been declared as a memorial olive tree by the Association of Cretan Olive Municipalities due to its flattened shape and textured trunk.

The elder residents remember that it produced about 220 kg oil, however today it produces 80-90kg. It belongs to the family Sartzetakis and its variety is mastoid grafted on wild olive.

The trunk of the tree at 0.8m height has a maximum diameter of 4.35m, a perimeter of 12.32 m while at its base has a diameter of 6.85m and a circumference of 18.27m.

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