One of Spain’s finest varieties and one of the most popular olive varieties for eating and for olive oil worldwide. Manzanillo makes up the majority of the olive crop for many countries across the world due to its productivity and high fruit quality. Not known for being especially cold hardy, Manzanillo is still being trialed here in the Northwest so as of now we recommend it for growers in warmer climates.
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 Manzanillo with another variety like Frantoio. 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: Manzanillo 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