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View of the branches of an olive tree that is ready for harvest in the Wadi es–Sir that is located west of Amman Jordan.

This picture was taken in October and it is probable that these olives would be harvested within a week or so.  A typical tree will produce about 22–44 lbs. [10–20 kgms.] of fruit.

Note the beautiful leaves on these branches.  The leaves have a dark green side and a lighter one.  They are covered with a layer of wax enabling the trees to survive extended droughts.  The trees are actually evergreen—having leaves throughout the year.

Compare the fruitless branches of a nearby tree.

This image courtesy of Mark  Connally.