Santa Caterina Olive Tree
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: Olives like a warm, protected location with 1/2 day to full sun and well drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Santa Caterina requires another olive nearby for cross-pollination. Olives are wind pollinated and should be planted no more than 20 ft. apart.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 10° F., lower once established.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft. in height but smaller with pruning
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our Olives have not been bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7b