OLIVE - FRANTOIO
Botanical Name: Olea europaea
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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Moderately Alkaline (7.4-8.0)
April, May, June
Customer Comments on Olive - Frantoio
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Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 952 days 20hrs
Planted this tree to cross-pollinate Kalamata olive on advice from olive plantation owner. Reasonably good crop in 2016. Small olives.
Fruiting Months March
Height 2 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year
First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Water Given in: Autumn
Occasional leaf damage by small lacebugs. Need to check regularly and wipe off by hand or spray. If unchecked can damage large number of leaves. Also need to check for caterpillars which occasionally can wipe out a lot of leaves.
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