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- Country of Origin: Tunisia
- Zones: 8-9
- Looks: Vertical growth habit with thick density. Leaves are of medium size and elliptic-lanceolate in shape.
- Personality: Flowers early with high pollen count. Fruit violet red at maturation in late November or early December, small fruit (1 gram) with rounded tip. Produces oil of good quality.
- Facts of note: High oil content 20-25% with late maturation. Very drought resistant, good cold resistance ,very productive, fast growing. The only variety to survive in the Tunisian desert with some years at very low annual rainfall (4-5 inches<)./li>
- Pollenizer: Self-pollinating
Photos by: Santa Cruz Olive Tree Nursery
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 feet 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°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).
- Somewhat Drought Tolerant
- Suited to Warmer Climates
Cannot ship to the following states: FL, TX, AZ, OR, VA, AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
Cannot ship via USPS.
Cannot ship via SmartPost.
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