Olive Tree Bundle
Grow these surprisingly cold hardy, evergreen trees and enjoy your own home-grown olives! This 4-tree olive tree bundle is perfect for cross pollination that ensures abundant olives. Olives grow slowly, but will add much ornamental value to your yard. They can be easily processed into the tasty cured olives and oil we all love.
1 x Maurino Olive Tree (1 gallon)
Maurino is an excellent Tuscan oil cultivar prized for its delicate and aromatic oil. Maurino Olive Trees are somewhat compact with medium vigor and a graceful pendulous shape to them.
1 x Pendolino Olive Tree (1 gallon)
Pendolino Olive Tree is an old Italian variety that is valued for its high fruit production as well as its crucial role as one of the best pollenizers for other olive varieties, often referred to as the universal pollenizer.
1 x Taggiasca Olive Tree (1 gallon)
As the principle variety in Liguria, on Italy’s Mediterranean coast bordering France, Taggiasca Olive Tree offers an oil which is both fruity and floral when picked green, and sweetly perfumed when harvested ripe.
1 x Santa Caterina Olive Tree (1 gallon)
One of the best table olives, Santa Caterina is beloved throughout the Mediterranean and is gaining popularity as plants become available here in the U.S. Trees are quite vigorous with a nice rounded crown and fruits are especially large. It is reportedly quite cold hardy and very early ripening.
Latin Name: Olea europaea
Site and Soil: Full sun and lots of warmth.
Pollination Requirements: Olives are wind-pollinized; pollination can be assisted by moving pollen from flower to flower with a small brush.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 5-10º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-15 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Green, black if allowed to ripen longer
Bloom Time: May-June
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 30-40 pounds depending on your climate
Pests & Diseases: Olive Trees will occasionally get scales and in some climates are susceptible to Cercospora leaf spot but we have seen neither of those so far while growing olives in Oregon.
USDA Zone: 8