Ascolana Tenera Olive Tree
A unique and valuable Italian heirloom olive, Ascolana Tenera produces very large olives with a tender, meaty and sweet flesh that is excellent for fresh eating, (after brining them of course). Similar to the Castelvetrano olives for their delicious fresh eating qualities, Ascolana Tenera is also used to make a signature Italian snack called olive all’ascolana in which the olives are pitted, stuffed with a seasoned meat and then battered and fried. Delicious! Plants are quite cold hardy and the olives are also valued for making a delicate and fragrant olive 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: Requires another olive nearby for cross-pollination. Olives are wind pollinated and should be planted no more than 20 ft. apart.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 10° F., lower once established.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft. in height but smaller with pruning
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Olives have not been bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7