OLIVE - KALAMATA (GRAFTED)
Botanical Name: Olea europaea
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.
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
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
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 - Kalamata (Grafted)
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Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 1698 days 8hrs
Looking forward to this variety. Must water at fruiting time to ensure fruit does not drop.
Height 1 metres
Growing: In the Ground
First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Pollination: Cross Pollination
Cross Pollinator Variety: Frantoio
When I Fertilise: Yearly
Occasional leaf damage by black flies (aphids?). 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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