Never pay for fresh olives again when you plant our super-fast-growing Arbequina Olive Tree (Olea europaea 'Arbequina'). This tree produces delicious olive fruit. You'll love having an exceptional harvest of your own olives for fresh eating, brining and milling into oil.
This highly adaptable Olive variety does well both in the ground and in containers, making it easy to keep one near the kitchen for your culinary masterpieces. It's self pollinating even at a young age. However, like other Olives, they do produce heavier crops if other varieties are planted close by.
Arbequina Olive Tree is ideal for the home grower because it is small and hardy, able to endure the cold and requires very little maintenance to turn out a bumper crop of olives. This small olive tree produces small, fleshy olives with small pits, so they're just perfect for snacking, adding to drinks, and slicing for use as a topping on pizza. These high-quality olives also produce high-quality olive oil.
Arbequina Olive begins as a green fruit that makes a slow transition to purple before turning black, indicating it's time for harvesting. This happens sometime in late November, just in time for holiday parties and get-togethers.
The Arbequina flowers early on, with petite creamy white blooms that are nearly hidden by the tree's dark green leaves. These small flowers are beloved for their wonderful fragrance.
Outdoors, the Arbequina is adaptable to a variety of conditions, even doing well in poor soils or drought. If you decide to shape it, it's also amenable to pruning.
Since ancient times, the Olive tree has been prized for its fruit, wood, oil and the overall health benefits it provides. Arbequina is a perfect example of how much one of these remarkable trees has to offer and how easy they can be to grow. These are so popular, please make your selection now.
|Botanical Name||Olea europaea 'Arbequina'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 Feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 Feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Zone Range||8-10 (Patio 4-11)|