Asked • 07/29/19

Why does the olive tree produce a bitter tasting fruit?

What is the survival value for the olive tree to produce a bitter tasting fruit, even when it is ripened? I realize some fruits and berries are species specific, i.e., meant for specific animals to eat and disperse the seed widely. Is this the case of the olive?

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Chandrakanth E. answered • 07/29/19

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