Universal Olive Tree ™
From the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine, Universal Olive Tree ™ is under evaluation in our region. Universal Olive Tree ™ fruit is valued for both its large size and high oil content.
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 Universal™ with another variety as we are not sure about its pollination requirements. 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: Universal™ should be hardy to 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-15 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