Great things come in small packages. Arbequina is a tiny Spanish olive with intense, excellent flavor. Brine cured for eating or pressed for making excellent homemade olive oil. Trees are self-fertile and highly productive. They fruit reliably in the Southeast. Beautiful evergreen edible landscaping tree.
The tree is typically weeping, although we have grown ours to be straight. We offer three sizes of Olive trees as well as trees pruned in espalier fashion.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-9
Chill Hours: -
Plant Type: Perennial
Blooming Season: February-March
Ripening Season: September-October
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Our 7 gallon & 15 gallon trees are already producing fruit. Even smaller trees from cuttings will produce up to 20 lbs of fruit.
Full Size: 20' high tree at maturity
Cold Tolerance: Cold hardy, thrives in hot summers but Olive trees tolerate temperate regions without bearing fruit. Flowers & fruits will be damaged at 32 degrees.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Drought Tolerant once established. For initial planting water every day for the first month and then once a week
Soil & Site Requirements: Tolerates wide range of soils but does best with well drained sandy soil rich in organic matter. Be sure to mulch around the base of the tree to trap heat and build organic matter. Use a slow release fertilizer high in nitrogen March, May & August