Bouquetier Olive Tree
A unique olive collected by the USDA in Southern Australia many years ago, but originally from France, Bouquetier produces large crops of purplish-red fruits that eventually will ripen to a deep reddish black. An upright and handsome tree that is very productive but often falls into an alternate year bearing cycle after producing large crops.
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.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft. in height but smaller with pruning
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Olives have not been bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 8