Koroneiki Olive Tree
Koroneiki Olive is a Greek variety originally cultivated on the lower hillsides, plains and coastal areas of Crete. Cold hardiness in northern climates is still being tested but Koroneiki has performed well in commercial orchards, coming into production early and setting heavy crops. Olives are very small but of excellent quality for oil. Blooms at the same time as Arbequina.
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 Koroneiki with another variety such as Arbequina. 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: Koroneiki should be hardy to at least 10F, possibly lower.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-20 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