Saracena Olive Tree
Saracena Olive is an excellent old variety from Saracena, Italy. It produces large fruits with a high oil content and makes amazing salt cured olives similar to Kalamata. The oil produced from Saracena is aromatic and very high quality. So far our plants have been very vigorous and cold hardy.
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 Saracena 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: Saracena should be hardy to at least 10F.
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