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  • Mediterranean Fruits

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    Once considered a mediterranean or cold climate crop, olives are now becoming increasingly popular in a subtropcial climate. Those varieties listed are dual purpose olives suitable for eating and oil producing.

    Olive


    Olives cultivar Arbequina (Catalonia) By Victor M. Vicente Selvas [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

    Olive - Arbequina

    Self fertile. Low chill. Origin: Spain. Small fruit, table olive pickled green. Early harvest. Commercial oil producer.Frost, coastal conditions and salinity tolerant. Cold hardy. Grows well from Cairns to Tasmania. Medium vigor and compact shape makes it ideal for backyards. Performs well in warm climates. Suited to pots and hedges.
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    Image of the Manzanillo variety of olives (scientific name: Olea europaea) By English: Steadman, Royal Charles, b. 1875 [Public domain], Cropped From Wikimedia Commons

    Olive - Manzanillo

    Medium / large fruit (4.8g). High yields. Ripens early. Excellent pickling fruit, green or black. Fruit is of excellent taste and texture. Fruit should be processed before it is fully ripe to retain flesh firmness. Origin:Spain. Not recommended for oil, as oil extraction can be difficult. Suggested cross-pollinators are Frantoio, Picual, UC13 and Arbequina
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    Olive General Picture on Tree Not exact Variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Ec75vJ

    Olive - UC13

    Selected by the University of California for it large fruit, small stone and ability to produce heavy crops in hot climates. A spreading tree and good consistent cropper. Pickled green or black.
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    Olive General Picture on Tree Not exact Variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Ec75vJ

    Olive - Frantoio

    One of the most highly acclaimed olives for the production of quality oil, producing a fruity and aromatic oil. Fruit are small - medium. A mid to late season cropper consistently producing heavy yields. Dual purpose olive, good table or oil purposes. Pickled fruit have a nutty flavour, pickle green/ black. Pollinates Kalamata.
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    An olive grower shows koroneiki olives ripe for harvest By MerchantAdventurer [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

    Olive - Koroneiki

    A very high quality oil variety, exceptionally heavy cropper coming into production very early. Fruit size is quite small. Proving well suited to warm, non-frost regions.
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    Olive General Picture on Tree Not exact Variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Ec75vJ

    Olive - Azapa

    Table variety, medium to large fruit. Very quick to come into bearing and proving well suited to no frost regions. Most highly rated variety in Chile. Pickled green or black.
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    Olive General Picture on Tree Not exact Variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Ec75vJ

    Olive - Barouni

    Produces good sized fruit, one of the best fresh olives. Consistent bearer of good crops. Small spreading tree, easy harvesting. Does well in both cold and warmer climates. Mid to late season. Pickled green. Suggested pollinator- Manzanillo
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    Olive barnea producing fruit on the tree By MerchantAdventurer [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

    Olive - Barnea

    An Israeli cultivar, proven to be the best variety for producing commercial yields in a very short time with excellent quality oil. A delicate oil with a distinct green fruity aroma. Dual purpose, also excellent table variety. Likes hot, dry regions. Suggested cross-pollinators are Picual, Manzanillo.
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    Olive General Picture on Tree Not exact Variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Ec75vJ

    Olive - Kolossus Kalamata

    Very large table fruit (12g) with a small seed. These olive do need to be pickled with care and correctly in order for them to be delicious as they can be tough and fibrous if prepared incorrectly. They are pickled when green. The jumbo kalamata is not related to the Kalamata olive.
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    A bowl of kalamata olives By Gphoto [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons

    Olive - Kalamata (Grafted)

    Their fruit is juicy and sweet and have a unique torpedo shape and split in the skin. The most popular olive in Australia, they are ideal for use in cooking or as an olive to eat alone. Trees are grafted as they are difficult to propagate by cuttings. Pickled black. Suggested cross-pollinators are Frantoio and Koroneiki.
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    Olive General Picture on Tree Not exact Variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)] From Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Ec75vJ

    Olive - Paragon

    This olive is a hardy vigorous growing olive. Fruit is small sized yielding 300 - 330 olives/kg. High oil content. Heavy mid season cropper with excellent nutty flavoured fruit. Dual purpose olive that can be used as a table olive or for oil.
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