Botanical Name: Olea europaea
A favourite of the Mediterranean, olives make an exquisite accompaniment to alcoholic drinks, dairy foods, breads and relishes. The following multipurpose olives are well suited for the home grower.
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Plant Information or Specifications
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)
March, April, May
Customer Comments on Olive
Olive - Paragon
Best tasting oil I have ever tried | Adria Turner - lake eildon, VIC 27-Apr-2014
Olive - Manzinello
Rapid grower, heavy cropper. Needs extra water during fruit set. No pests to speak of. Beautiful foliage. Needs to be pruned properly to crop well. Learn how to pickle the olives and enjoy. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 03-Jun-2006
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Weed Warning: Olives are a burgeoning industry in Northern NSW and a stable industry in other parts of Australia. The tree is commonly used as both an ornamental and a useful fruiting tree in the home garden. It also has increasing popularity as a commercial crop throughout the drier regions of SA, NSW and SE QLD. While it will not tolerate wet feet, it will grow well in most other situations including full sun and part shade. The tree is causing concern as an environmental weed in the dry regions of South Australia and New South Wales.