A bowl of kalamata olives

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Kalamata Olives forming on the Olive Tree in Larnook NSW Australia

Kalamata Olives forming on the Olive Tree in Larnook NSW Australia

Olive - Kalamata

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Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Olive > Olive - Kalamata
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. Available seasonally as a grafted product as well as a cutting grown plant. Suggested cross-pollinators are Frantoio and Koroneiki.

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Specifications of Olive - Kalamata

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Alkaline (7.4-8.0)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

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Olive - Kalamata Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★ 7y ago

Kensington, NSW, Australia

growing very nicely

★★★★★ 9y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

My mum went and impulsively purchased this olive tree 3-4 years ago. She neglected it, didn't water it, left it in the pot for the entire time. When I moved a year ago, mum gave me the plant because she had nowhere to put it. I planted it in the ground...

★★ 11y ago


Looking forward to this variety. Must water at fruiting time to ensure fruit does not drop.

★★★★ 11y ago

Mt Pleasant, SA, Australia

Looking forward to fruit as these are my favourites.

★★ 12y ago

Innaloo, WA, Australia

'Kalamata', a large, black olive with a smooth and meatlike taste, named after the city of Kalamata, Greece, used as a table olive. These olives are usually preserved in vinegar or olive oil.

★★★★ 13y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Fast growing, very hardy tree.  

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