SHIPS MID MARCH THROUGH END OF APRIL
SORRY, WE CANNOT SHIP TUBERS AND PLANTS TO: AK, HI, APO, PR and FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
Olea europaea. In our effort to offer something unique, we discovered the olive tree Arbequina, a compact variety (can reach 8-10’ if planted out, smaller if container-grown) that produces fruit with a delicious, slightly buttery flavor. It is also grown commercially for oil production. While the hardiness zone is 7-10, the tree may be grown in a container and overwintered indoors in a cool location. In order to set fruit, you must fulfill the chill requirement. Temperatures must fall to around 50 degrees F for about 2 months. Small, fragrant flowers emerge in spring on the one-year-old wood. Olive trees are slow-growing and can take up to 4 years to begin fruiting. They require full sun during the growing season with well-drained soil. Container grown plants need monthly feedings with a high-nitrogen fertilizer. Can be grown indoors ornamentally or as a bonsai. Self-pollinating. 3" by 6" pot grown,
Prepare well-drained soil either in a container or in the ground, (in full sun). If growing in a container, place the plant exactly at soil level, (olive trees are highly susceptible to rot). If growing in the ground, create a hole with a mound of soil in the center so the plant can be placed above soil level. This will encourage water to drain away from the trunk. Keep well watered. Mulch to retain moisture. Once established, use a high nitrogen fertilizer.