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Oil rush on Island Rab
Their slender, silvery leaves shimmer in the glistening sunshine. The stem and branches are gnarled. It's a familiar sight all over the island. You might not give them a second thought - they're olive trees. So what? Everyone knows they grow in southern climates like Rab's. But the biblical plant is more than just a simple tree. They are the pride and burden of practically every family on Rab. And a source of oncome to boot.
Those who holiday here after the high season unavoidably discover that, because the people of Rab suddenly start to disappear for half the day. And because they see Rab islanders tying ladders to the roofs of their cars each morning, and loading buckets and baskets into their cars. tarpaulins suddenly appear on the edges of the roads, and in the rear-view mirror you can glimpse people scrambling around the trees and vigorously shaking the branches.
The Olive tree has been Europe's most popular tree for 6000 Years " Healthy, peaceful and older than the Bible"
It's mentioned in the Bible and the koran, can live far more than 1,000 years, is a famous symbol of peace featured on the UNO flag, and provides the world with 17 milion tons of healthy oil each year. The olive tree is a tree par excellence. Things that have properties that are useful to mandkind are especially appreciated. Things like the olive tree, for example. It's been cultivated since 4,000 B.C. Small wonder: the fruit is edible (but only after it has been soaked many times in water) and can be processed into oil. The hard, stable wood is suitable for furniture as well as far carved salad sets. The leaves are considered to be calming and to help induce sleep. But you have to wait a while to enjoy those three different benefits, because the olive tree grows very slowly. It takes five to seven years from the seeding stage to the first harvest. Only from about age 20 does it really start to be productive. But what difference does that make, considering the venerable ages that it can reach? An olive tree can live to be several centuries old. The oldest specimen is located on one of the Brijuni islands, and is estimated to be 1,800 years old. There are also 1,000 year old olive trees on the island Pag,which neighbours Rab.
Some of Rab's olive tree are also a couple of centuries old. The various species of the tree are as numerous as the years they can live: there are more than 1,000 types of olive trees in the mediterranean region alone. About 80 different types grow between Sicily and Liguria. Nonetheless, the spanish have nosed ahead in worldwide olive oil production; Italy is in second place,followed by Greece. With 33,000 litres of oil, Croatia only reaches 18th place in an international comparison. The olive branch is viewed universally as a symbol of peace. Early Syrian tribes presented the cultivated olive tree to others as a gesture of friendship. Defeated people praying for peace in pre-Christian Rome carried olive branches in their hands. And Jesus spoke with God shortly before his crucifixion between two olive trees in the Garden of gethsemane.