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- Country of Origin: France
- Zones: 8b–9b
- Looks: Of medium vigor with a crown of an open shape and upright growth. The fruiting branches are generally pendulant and well spaced. The leaves are ellipsoidal, lanceolate, large, flat surfaced and of a light green color.
- Personality: The fruit of medium sized (3-5 grams), is harvested green for table olives, and black for oil production. Ripening is late (November, December) and the olives of an elongated, ellipsoidal shape yield an average of 18-20% in oil.
- Facts of note: This tree has notable resistance to drought and average resistance to cold, peacock spot and olive fly. A rustic variety used for both table fruit and oil that is widespread in France. Picholine is an early producer and adapts easily to varied climates and soils. Bears fruit within 3 years. Pollination: Partly self fertile. Pollinated by Bouteillan, Leccino, Lucques, Manzanilla, or Sigoise.
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. Depending on the variety, olives should begin to produce fruit 2-4 years after planting.
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).
Cannot ship to the following states: FL, TX, AZ, OR, VA, AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
Up to 9 PottedTree may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lb
Dimensions: 47.9"L x 3.9"W x 3.9"H