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Country of Origin: Italy
Looks: The principal olive of Liguria. Prized for good fruit production with high yield in oil at the mill: 23-26%.
Personality: Medium weight fruit, cylindrical and elongated.
Facts of note: Harvest mid-late season in November to December. Good resistance to all pest and disease problems. Noted for consistent high production.
Olives are self-fruitful, except where noted, but sometimes crops do not occur due to climate or biennial bearing habits. Even if a pollenizer is not required, it will help increase yields. Evergreen, long-lived (500+ years), beautiful ornamental tree with soft gray-green foliage. Slow growing to about 25-30. Drought resistant, grow in shallow, alkaline soils with little fertilization. Avoid overwatering and provide good drainage. Thrive in hot, dry summers but adequate in coastal regions. Minimum winter temperatures shouldnt drop below 22°-25°F (green fruit will be damaged at 32°F), but average winter temperatures above 50°F will inhibit fruiting. Plant in early spring to establish before winter. Trees are 18"-30 tall, less than pencil caliper (1/8). Non-taxable except where noted. AVAILABLE TO SHIP EARLY SEPTEMBER. For additional product, shipping & availability information, see below.