CARE INSTRUCTIONS

OLIVES

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Olea Europaea - 'Arbequina' 

This culinary favorite is used extensively in French, Italian, Spanish and Creole cooking. It's easily grown in ground or container. Bay Laurel can be shaped into hedge for topiary form or grown as a small tree. Native to the southern Mediterranean region, it's commercially grown for its aromatic leaves.

Cultivation

For containers, plant using an 80/20 Peat to Perlite ratio. In ground planting may require a simple soil test. Amend your ground soil using peat based products that will help the soil retain moisture. Starter plants need to be kept warm during winter months. Plant out in early spring after danger of last frost has passed.

Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
7-9
6-8', Smaller in Container
2-4 times weekly in the growing season (March to August)
16-2-12 or 16-10-10
Full Sun
 
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Olea Europaea - 'Mission'

Olive

Cultivation

Cultivation

8-10
Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
7-9', Smaller in Container
2-4 times weekly in the growing season (March to August)
16-2-12 or 16-10-10
Full Sun
 
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Olea Europaea - 'Manzanillo'

As for the Manzanillo, like most olives will need regular water when small, but will require a deep soaking twice per month at maturity. Feed with a 16-10-10 twice per month during the growing season (March thru August). This variety will like full sun for at least 8 hours per day. Therefore, you may want to plant it away from buildings. If you plant it close to a building, expect less sun and slower growth. Make sure to plant in well-draining soil to avoid root rot. It's very soil tolerant, so no worries on your particular type of soil. USDA Hardiness zone 8-10, hardy to 20-30 degrees.

Cultivation

Cultivation

8-10
Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
7-9', Smaller in Container
2-4 times weekly in the growing season (March to August)
16-2-12 or 16-10-10
Full Sun
 
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Olea Europaea - 'Oblonga'

Superb olives with a high content of top-quality oil make this a highly sought after tree. The roots have a high resistance to Verticillium (root rot) making it ideal for most climates. Once thought to be a chance seedling from Corning, California, further research suggests that this is truly the same cultivar as Frantoio, Italy's main variety. Olives lend themselves to a Mediterranean landscape.

Cultivation

Cultivation

8-10
Height:
Water:
Fertilizer:
Sun:
7-9', Smaller in Container
2-4 times weekly in the growing season (March to August)
16-2-12 or 16-10-10
Full Sun