This valuable Spanish variety is a very attractive, naturally compact tree. Self-fertile and early ripening, Arbequina often begins bearing the year after planting and makes gourmet quality olives and oil.
Latin Name: Olea europaea
Site and Soil: Olives like a warm, protected location with 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Arbequina is self-fertile, though crops will likely be heavier with another variety nearby. Olives are wind pollinated and should be planted no more than 20 ft. apart. You can assist pollination by moving pollen from flower to flower with a small brush.
Hardiness: Arbequina is hardy to 10° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Olives have not been bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 8
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 11-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed