- Country of Origin: Spain
- Zones: 8-10
- Looks: The Sevillano Olive, is a Spanish Olive, can grow 25-30 feet tall or easily pruned to make the fruit harvesting easier.
- Personality: Tolerant of winter cold and damp, but susceptible to drought conditions. Ripening is early and the fruit is used primarily for cured, large, green table olives. The table fruit has a high flesh to stone ratio. Low oil content, therefore not often used for oil.
- Facts of note: Perfect for curing Sicilian style. Makes a great stuffing olive.
- Pollenizer: Self-fruitful, often grown with Manzanillo, Arbequina or another Sevillano.
Olive trees come potted and are self-fruitful (produce both male and female flowers on the same tree). Even if a pollenizer is not required, mixing varieties may help increase yields. See suggested trees under "Pollenizer" for each variety. Evergreen, long-lived, beautiful ornamental with soft gray-green foliage. The ideal time of year to plant olives is in early fall. Alternately early spring is another good time of year to plant olives. The slow growing trees reach about 25’–30’ in maturity.
Thrives in hot summers but will tolerate coastal regions too. Winter temperatures shouldn’t drop below 22°–25°F (green fruit will be damaged at 32°F), but average winter temperatures above 50°F will inhibit fruiting. Drought resistant trees grow in alkaline soils with little fertilization. Plan your planting location to provide good drainage.
The potted trees will be about 18"-36” tall from the bottom of the pot to the top of the tree, approximately 1/8”–1/4” diameter (measured just above the graft).