Black Pearl Olive Tree ™
Another new and promising variety from the Nikita Botanical Garden, Black Pearl Olive Tree ™ has been under evaluation in our region and continues to grow exceptionally well. Black Pearl Olive Tree ™ is prized for its tasty, early ripening fruit, great for making both green and black Olives.
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: We recommend planting Black Pearl ™ with another variety like Star of Crimea ™ as we are not sure about its pollination requirements. 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: Black Pearl™ should be hardy to 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft. in height
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: October – November
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