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Arbequina Olive Tree

Arbequina Olive Tree

Arbequina Olive Tree

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Arbequina Olive Tree

Imagine being able to pick fresh olives from your very own tree. Even if you live in colder climates where it's tough to grow olives outdoors, you can actually grow and enjoy these delicious fruits by planting our tree in a container. Just bring it inside for winter, keep it trimmed back to a smaller size and have fresh olives for eating, baking, cooking and making oil no matter where you live.

The arbequina olive is the perfect choice for the backyard orchard or patio container. This is a hardy variety that can resist colder temperatures than other types of olive tree. Even with a trimmed back, smaller tree in a container, you can expect to harvest several pounds of fresh, delicious olives every year with little effort. This variety is known for high productivity and a reliable yield of fruit, year after year.

Arbequina olives come from Spain and are used both for eating and for oil, which makes them versatile and a great choice for the home grower. You can eat these olives fresh off the tree and enjoy the mild, fruit and buttery flavor, cure them in brine to preserve them for later or press them to create oil. Arbequina olives are especially prized for oil because they have a high fat content and a flavor that is well-balanced and both fruity and earthy.

Whether you hope to make your own extra-virgin olive oil or you simply want to enjoy the fruits whole and fresh, an arbequina olive tree from our nursery is a great choice. With this versatile variety, you can use your abundance of fresh fruits any way you like. And you can grow and harvest them without being an expert in the subject.

We make it easy for you to grow olives by providing you with a tree that has been carefully grown to be low-maintenance. Unlike other nurseries, we don't grow our trees from seed. Instead, we use an ancient farming technique to graft a mature tree to a hardy root stock. This means you get a tree that is already mature, ready to produce fruit and resistant to pests and diseases. All you need to do to start enjoying your first olive harvest is put the tree in the ground, water occasionally and watch it grow and develop fruit.

Your Growing Compatibility

USDA
Growing Zones

4-11

Minimum
Chill Hours

150

Compatible Growing Zone

You are in Growing Zone 6

Pollination Requirements

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to it's growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Characteristics

Growing Zone 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Olea europaea
Mature Width 12 ft Mature Height 20 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Chill Hours 150-200
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair Shade Tolerance Very Good
Drought Tolerance Good Heat Tolerance Very Good
Hummididty Tolerance Good Pest Resistance Very Good
Disease Resistance Poor Deer Resistant Poor
Ripens Oct-Nov Soil Type Loomy
Self Fertile Yes Spacing 10-12 ft

Characteristics

Growing Zone 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Olea europaea
Mature Width 12 ft Mature Height 20 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun, Partial Sun Chill Hours 150-200
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair Shade Tolerance Very Good
Drought Tolerance Good Heat Tolerance Very Good
Hummididty Tolerance Good Pest Resistance Very Good
Disease Resistance Poor Deer Resistant Poor
Ripens Oct-Nov Soil Type Loomy
Self Fertile Yes Spacing 10-12 ft

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

Shipping

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We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.


Spring Shipping
Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.