OLIVE

VARIETIES

OLEA EUROPAEA: AMPHISSIS
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $88.52
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Oct-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: AMFISA, AMFISSA, KONSERVOLIA, MILOLIA, PATRINI, PILIOU SALONIKIKI. Area of origin: GREECE. Strong vigour with a spreading habit and canopy of medium density. The leaves are broad and flat of medium length giving an elliptic lanceolate shape. A dual purpose olive of high weight; ovoid and asymmetric in shape. The timing of harvest depends on the use of the fruit which may be for green or black olives or for oil. Oil content is medium. Productivity is high but alternate. Resistance to cold and olive knot is good, but it is sensitive to Verticillium wilt and overly dry conditions. The versatility of the fruit (green or black olives or oil) accounts for it being planted on over 70% of Greece's table growing acreage.
OLEA EUROPAEA: ASCOLANA TENERA
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Area of origin: MARCHES. Dense crown of an upward shape and slightly drooping fruiting branches. The leaves are regular, elliptical, of medium size and an intense green colour. The fruit is ellipsoidal in shape, light green in colour at harvest and used for table fruit because of its very large size (8-10g). The flesh represents about 86-87% of the fruit and is of a milky white colour. Yield can return 16-18% by weight and is classified as a light type of oil. Pollinators: Leccino, Pendolino. Good resistance to cold, peacock spot and the olive fly. Not withstanding the delicate quality of the flesh, this cultivar is very valued and is used and appreciated all around the world.
OLEA EUROPAEA: BELLA DI CERIGNOLA
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $95.67
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: OLIVA di CERIGNOLA, OLIVO di SPAGNA, GROSSO di SPAGNA. Area of origin: PUGLIA. Medium vigour with a contained but rather dense crown, with a tendency towards a weeping habit. The leaves are of medium size, elliptical, narrow and tapered at the ends with dark green colour on the upper side. For the table it has a notable weight (8-12 grams), its shape is ellipsoidal, asymmetrical. It is used mostly for green table olives. The flesh is of dense consistency representing about 75% of the fruit. It is also possible to get a quantity of good oil (16-19%). Pollinators: Maurino, Coratina, Pendolino, Frantoio, Leccino, Olivastra. This tree is moderately resistant to the most common diseases of the olive. It requires fertile land and good cultural practices. It is predominately prized for the size and beauty of its fruit.
OLEA EUROPAEA: CAILLETIER
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BlackHarvest: Oct-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: NICOISE. Area of origin: FRANCE. Vigorous variety that becomes a large tree with downward drooping branches. This is the main variety of the Alps Maritime region near Nice. The olives are small in size, ovoid in shape with a high oil content. The olives are cured black around Nice, hence called Nicoise. The are also used to make a delicate tasting oil. Bearing is generally intermediate and constant. Good resistance to cold but sensitive to the olive fly and also very sensitive to olive scale and olive knot.
OLEA EUROPAEA: CHEMLALI
CHEMLALI
For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: From Africa, Tunisian olive that offers delicious fruit and oil. 'Chemlali' ('Chemlali de Sfax') is a little-known olive grown in central and southern Tunisia. It is considered an ornamental beautiful tree with erect growth and a lovely, spreading canopy and is also valued for its large crops of small, tasty, dark fruit that produces a mild, fruity oil for use on its own or blended. Self-fertile, begins to bear fruit early on young plants, and is very cold hardy and drought resistant. It thrives in hot summers but tolerates cooler regions. The presence of a second different olive cultivar will increase yields. Need 200 chill hrs (below 10'C/50'F) for best fruiting.
OLEA EUROPAEA: EMPELTRE
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BlackHarvest: Early NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: ARAGONESA, TERRA ALTA and LLEI (Flix). Area of origin: CATALONIA (Spain). Vigorous variety with an upright shape and dense crown which produces an abundance of new wood each year. The leaves are elliptical / lanceolate in shape; medium small, short and narrow in size; and matte dark green in colour. Fruit, Black at maturation, freckled with an elongated oval, slightly asymmetrical shape. The fruit is of medium small size (2 to 6 grams). The yield in oil is good, 21-23%. The variety is also useful for table fruit. A very productive variety which enters into production later than Arbequina. It is considered rustic because of its good adaptability to various micro climates as well as freezes and drought. Generally demanding as to land and cultivation, it must be actively farmed. Partly self fertile. Moderate resistance to Olive knot.
OLEA EUROPAEA: GROSSANE
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BlackHarvest: Oct-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: GROUSSAN. Area of origin: FRANCE. Vigorous with an erect habit and medium density to the canopy. The leaves are lanceolate and of medium length and width. Fruit spherical in shape and of medium weight. The fruit has a low content of oil that is quite fragrant but does not last long. Freestone, the fruit is used primarily for making sweet tasting black olives. Bearing is intermediate but can be accelerated by irrigation and fertilization. Production is medium and constant. Self sterile, Aglandau as pollinator. Resistant to cold, drought and Verticillium Wilt. Sensitive to olive scale, olive moth and olive fly.
OLEA EUROPAEA: HOJIBLANCA
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: Late NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Area of origin: ANDALUSIA (SPAIN). Good vigour with long fruit bearing branches. It has an average size crown and a dense regular foliage cover. The name means "white leaf" and refers to the colour of the back side of the leaves. The leaf is elongated, partially fluted, but rather wide. Fruit is medium in size (4.3 grams) and is used for brine olives as well as oil. A high fruit to flesh ratio with a yield of oil of 17-19%. Generally the fruit resists the cold quite well. Blossoms in the second week of May. Late in maturity, the fruit has a strong attachment. A balanced oil that has an enormous range of flavours. The oil is not particularly long lasting but is exceptional.
OLEA EUROPAEA: ITRANA
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Dark wine colour, freckled with a whitish dustingHarvest: Nov-JanYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: OLIVIA di GAETA, OLIVA GROSSA, TRANA. Area of origin: LATIUM. The crown is compact, dense and covered with leaves that are elliptical lanceolate in shape and fairly large. A cultivar used for both table and oil. The fruit are roundish, asymmetrical and of medium size (3-5 grams). The oil is of good quality (average yield is 20%) pleasing in taste and very prized. The cured olives are very much in demand. Self sterile, very productive, with good resistance to the cold and to the most common olive pests. A very rustic variety.
OLEA EUROPAEA: KALAMATA
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $95.67
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BlackHarvest: DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: KALAMON, CHONDRDIA. Area of origin: GREECE. Strong vigour with an erect habit and canopy of medium density. The leaves are long, broad and flat and of an elliptic lanceolate shape. A fruit of high weight of an elongated asymmetric shape that is quite distinctive. While it makes excellent oil it is chiefly grown for Greek style black olives. It is freestone with a good pit to pulp ratio. Productivity is high but alternate. Flowering is intermediate. Beginning of bearing is intermediate. Overall this variety is of medium hardiness. This variety is resistant to cold but sensitive to excessively hot climates. Somewhat susceptible to olive leaf spot and Verticillium wilt but resistant to olive knot.
OLEA EUROPAEA: LECCINO
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Purple GreenHarvest: NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: LECCIO, PREMICE, SILVERSTONE. Area of origin: TUSCANY. The crown is ample with many pendulous small branches which are curved at the tip. The leaves are of medium dimension, elliptical-lanceolate in shape and greenish-gray in colour. The underside has a yellowish hue. The drupe is of medium size (2 to 2.5 grams), ellipsoidal and slightly asymmetrical. The fruit is purple green at the optimal picking time. It has a variable oil content of between 16 and 21%. The oil is good, mildly fruity and delicate. Self-sterile pollinator, principally Pendolino or Maurino. It has good resistance to winds, fog, olive knot, fungus and peacock spot. This is a very rustic variety, widely planted throughout the world. The tree is quick to produce and resists well adverse climatic conditions and parasites. Used for the production of table olives, semi-ripe or black.
OLEA EUROPAEA: MANZANILLO
MANZANILLO
For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Oct-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Imported from Spain in the late 1800s, it produces quality black edible fruit annually. A great table and oil olive, high in anti-oxidants with smaller pits, yielding more flesh. 'Manzanillo' is ranked as the world's best table olive. This small spreading evergreen tree is a vigorous and prolific fruiter. The soft, gray-green foliage has small, pollen-rich white flowers that grow on long stems from the leaf axis. Although it's self-fertile, cross-pollination with Arbequina will increase yields. The medium/large-sized (about 1") fruits are often picked green but will ripen to deep black when left on the tree. Although pruning keeps trees at the desired height, remember that olives usually bear fruit on the previous year's growth. Need 200 chill hrs (below 10'C/50'F) for best fruiting.
OLEA EUROPAEA: MAURINO
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Purple/BlackHarvest: NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: RAZZOLA, MAURINO LUCCHESE. Area of origin: TUSCANY. Medium vigour with a pendulous habit, while the fruiting branches are delicate with rising tips. The leaves are lanceolate, of medium size and are greyish-green in colour. The fruit is between 3-5 grams in weight, ellipsoidal and when fully mature is purple-black in colour. Fruits oil, which is highly regarded, is between 14 and 20%. The oil is delicate and not overly fruity. Self-sterile, a pollinators Pendolino, Leccino. Fruiting is good. It has a resistance to peacock spot, cold, olive knot and fog. This is an excellent pollinator for Pendolino and can be cultivated in cold, humid zones which are subject to fog. It is widely appreciated for its ability to produce significant amount of fertile pollen and for its compatibility with a wide range of other olive cultivars.
OLEA EUROPAEA: MISSION
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Nov-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Area of origin: UNITED STATES. Strong vigour with an erect habit and canopy of medium density. The leaves are of medium length and width with an elliptical-lanceolate shape. A fruit of medium weight of a slightly asymmetrical ovoid shape. Prized as a dual-purpose variety, being used in green and black pickling as well as oil production. When mature, the fruit has about 22% oil content. Fruit has a medium removal force and is freestone. Productivity is medium and alternate. Ripening is late. Flowers in late May, and beginning of bearing is intermediate. This variety is considered hardy because of its resistance to cold. It is considered sensitive to olive leaf spot and Verticillium wilt but it is resistant to olive knot.
OLEA EUROPAEA: NOCCELLARA DEL BELICE
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Purple GreenHarvest: Nov-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: NUCIDDARA, NEBBA, TUNNA. Area of origin: SICILY. A Sicilian table variety characterized by the shape of its branches and by the expansive crown of modest growth. The leaves are lanceolate, large and intense green in colour. The fruit is special, notable weight (5-7 grams) with a large base and rounded top. The flesh, which is very consistent in texture and prized for brining, represents 85-88% of the fruit. It contains oil of the best quality, light and perfumed. The maturation is late but if the fruit is for canning, the harvest is over before winter. Self sterile, of medium and consistent productiveness. It is distinguished for its good resistance to the common parasites of the olive. It prefers a deep moist soil. It owes its wide spread planting to the bounty of its production.
OLEA EUROPAEA: PENDOLINO
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: SlowDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: BlackHarvest: NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: MAURINO FIORETINO, PIANGENTE. Area of origin: TUSCANY. This is a slow growing cultivar of limited development with a very obvious weeping habit. The crown is dense and abundant with leaves of medium size which are lanceolate, thin, long and rather dark green-gray in colour. Fruit is ellipsoidal, asymmetrical and weighs between 1.2-2 grams. It generally matures simultaneously. Has an oil content of between 22 and 23%. The oil has a delicate flavour and is pleasant. Due to its high and constant pollen production, this oil variety is considered an ideal pollinator for most Tuscan oil cultivars. It is self-sterile and prefers Maurino and Leccino as pollinators. It has a mild resistance to cold. Because of its long, flexible branches, it is well-suited to manual harvesting. It is a cultivar widely appreciated by growers for its high fruit production and plays a crucial role as an excellent pollinator, both for table and oil cultivars.
OLEA EUROPAEA: PICHOLINE
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For Sale: 1 Gal - $50.00
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Nov-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: COIASSES, COLIASSE, FAUSSE. Area of origin: FRANCE. Medium vigour 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 colour. The fruit of medium sized (3-5 grams), is harvested green for table olives, and black for oil production yield an average of 18-20% in oil. This cultivar is partly self fertile and is a good, consistent producer. Pollinators: Leccino, Lucques. This tree has notable resistance to drought and average resistance to cold, peacock spot and olive fly. A rustic variety that is widespread in France.
OLEA EUROPAEA: SANTA CATERINA
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For Sale: 2 Gal - $69.93
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Intense GreenHarvest: SeptYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: OLIVA di S.BIAGO, OLIVA LUCCHESE. Area of origin: TUSCANY. Vigorous with a globular, expansive crown. The leaves are elliptical-lanceolate, regular in shape, rather short and light green in colour. Fruit very large (7-9 grams), ellipsoidal. Ripening is early, harvest generally when the olives are still of a beautiful intense green colour. A valuable table variety. A good, regular producer, excellent resistance to the cold and good resistance to peacock spot. An excellent table variety that is widely planted both within and outside the Mediterranean basin.
OLEA EUROPAEA: AGLANDAU
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For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green BlackHarvest: Oct-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: BERUGUETTE, BLANQUETTE, PLANT d'AIX, VERDALE. Area of origin: FRANCE. Vigorous variety with a spreading habit and dense canopy, that is widely planted in the Alps de Haute Provance and the Valcluse. The leaves are lanceolate, medium in length and narrow in width. The fruit is medium in weight, ovoid and slightly asymmetric. Used for both oil and table, the oil is considered of the finest quality because of its fruitiness. The oil content is medium and keeps very well. The fruit is clingstone. Productivity is medium and tends toward alternate bearing which can be controlled through pruning. Resistant to Verticillium Wilt, cold and drought. Sensitive to olive scale. Self sterile, Picholine as pollinator. An excellent oil variety often blended with other varieties to impart fruitiness and stability.
OLEA EUROPAEA: ARBEQUINA
ARBEQUINA
For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Oct-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Bring a taste of the Mediterranean to your home. This variety is revered as both a table olive - for its mild, buttery and lightly fruity flavour - as well as an oil olive for one of the highest concentrations of healthy, antioxidant-rich oils. Even a small tree can produce 8kg (20lbs) of olives. Tasty fruit and gorgeous gray-green foliage will evoke the rolling Spanish landscapes where this variety is widely grown. Ripens starting in November. Self-pollinating, but bears better when cross pollinated. Can be kept smaller by pruning. Plant these warm-weather plants in containers so that you can move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive. Semi-deciduous, meaning they will drop leaves in extreme cold. Need 200-300 chill hrs (below 10'C/50'F) for best fruiting.
OLEA EUROPAEA: LUCQUES
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For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: LUCQUOISE. Area of origin: FRANCE. Medium vigour with an erect growth habit and a dense canopy. The leaves are flat with a medium length and width and of an elliptical-lanceolate shape. A fruit of medium weight of an elongated asymmetrical shape. Used primarily for green table olives. It yields top quality oil, but is hard to extract. It gives a medium oil yield and it is freestone. Comes into bearing early. When irrigated, productivity is high and constant. Its time of flowering is intermediate and the pollen has a high germination capacity. Ripening is late. This variety is hardy and has the ability to adapt to different environments. It is the main French variety. It is resistant to olive leaf spot and moderately tolerant of Verticillium wilt, cold and drought.
OLEA EUROPAEA: MEGARON
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For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Green - BlackHarvest: Nov-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 200 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: MEGARITIKI, LADOLIA, PENAHORTIKI. Area of origin: GREECE. Medium vigour with a drooping habit and sparse canopy. The leaves are elliptic lanceolate of medium length and width. The fruit is clingstone, used for both green and black cured olives as well as oil. This is a hardy variety with an intermediate start of bearing. It has a medium time of flowering and ripening. A good all around very hardy variety whose fruit size varies depending on the sub-species available. Resistant to dry climates and moderately tolerant of cold.
OLEA EUROPAEA: SALONENQUE
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For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: SlowDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: PLANT de SALON. Area of origin: France. Widely planted in the Bouches du Rhone. Average or smaller size with a spreading, low, globular shape. The leaves are elliptical-lanceolate and short and narrow. The fruit is of average weight, ovoid and symmetrical in shape with a high pulp to pit ratio. The fruit is used for both oil (with a medium to high %) and table (for split green olives). The fruit is freestone. The tree is partly self sterile. Grossane is a pollinator. Production is constant and high. This is a rustic variety with good resistance to cold, drought, olive fly and olive leaf spot. It can be grown in poorer soil although it adapts well to good growing practices.
OLEA EUROPAEA: TANCHE
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For Sale: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Yes, when established
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: -5'C (23'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -10'C (14'F)
Fruit Colour: Violet BlackHarvest: Nov-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Cutting/TC/SeedFertility: Needs second varietyChill Hours Required: 250 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Also known as: OLIVE di CARPENTRAS, OLIVE NOIRE di NYONS. Area of origin: FRANCE. Vigorous plant with an upward growth habit, this tree has an expansive global crown. It has broad leaves, light green in colour and rather large. A cultivar suited for both table and oil. The fruit is 80% pulp, and of good weight (5-6 grams). The fruit is ellipsoidal with a rounded tip. Maturation is late, when the olives are of a violet black colour and contain a very high quality of fine oil (25-30%). Self-sterile. A good producer if actively farmed with good cultural practices. Considerable resistance to cold and to olive knot. This is the best French variety for making black olives.

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