Frantoio Olive Tree
Frantoio Olive Tree is one of the most successful Olive Trees in the Pacific Northwest. A fast growing tree to 20′ tall x 10′ wide in 10 years. Silvery foliage is attractive year round. Gains cold hardiness as it ages. Masses of high oil content fruit ripens in fall. A beautiful if somewhat wild looking tree. Handles snow and ice like a Pro. Give it room to grow and develop a large round canopy. Bring the Mediterranean to your backyard with what many consider the premier olive oil producing tree.
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: Frantoio Olive Tree 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: Frantoio Olive Tree is hardy to 10° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: Up to 20 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: 8-11
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 11-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed