Grow this surprisingly hardy, some small, evergreen tree and enjoy your own home-grown olives! Olive Trees grow slowly and will beautify your yard or landscape. You can even grow olives in a container on your deck or patio for year-round enjoyment. Olives begin ripening in October and can easily be processed to make the tasty fruit we all love to snack on. Processing tips will be sent with your order. Olives like half day to full sun and well drained soil. They are wind-pollinated and pollination can be assisted by moving pollen from flower to flower with a small brush. Olives are not bothered by pests or diseases and deer do not seem to like them!