Pendolino Olive Tree
Pendolino Olive Tree is an old Italian variety 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. Somewhat slow growing, trees have a beautiful weeping habit, growing to about 20′ tall in time. Recommended for 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: Self-fertile but will set better crops with another variety planted nearby
Hardiness: Pendolino 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, but scales can occasionally be a problem further south.
USDA Zone: 8
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 11-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed