Olive Tree Varieties


Olive trees make beautiful hedges

Our Cast of Venerable Characters:

*Arbequina *Arbosana *Chemlali *Coratina
*Frantoio *Koroneiki *Leccino *Mission
*Pendolino *Picual *Picholine *Santa Caterina
*Seedling (Wild Olive)


Arbequina


10 year old Arbequina tree
A small tree (15'). Self-fertile and a good pollinator for other cultivars. Starts fruiting ealy (4 years). Cold hardy. Widely adaptable. Small fruit but very small pit, so has a surprising amount of flesh.
Origin: Spain (Catalonia)

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THE TASTE OF PICKLED OLIVES HAS MUCH
MORE TO DO WITH THE PROCESS AND RECIPE
USED THAN THE CULTIVAR OF OLIVE
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Arbosana

Semi-dwarf cultivar (15'). Vigorous. Bushy growth habit. Medium-sized fruit.
Origin: Spain

Chemlali


Chemlali
Large, vigorous tree. Small fruit. Self-fertile.
Origin: Tunisia

Coratina

Vigorous tree to 30'> Beautiful gray-green color. Large fruit. Needs a pollinator.
Origin: Italy

Frantoio


Arbequina, Mission and Frantoio fruit
Strong tree. Gray-green color. Large fruit. Partly self-fertile.
Origin: Italy

Koroneiki

Small tree and fruit. Main oil cultivar of Greece. Oil has a 3-year shelf life. Not cold hardy.
Origin: Crete

Leccino

Large tree to 30'. Leathery gray leaves. Needs a pollinator. Medium-sized fruit.
Origin: Italy

Mission


Mission
Cultivar derived from trees left in California by Spanish monksin the 1700s. Large fruit. Tall tree to 40'. Self-fertile.
Origin: United States

Pendolino


Pendolino
Tree of weeping habit with small leaves and fruit. Not self-fertile. In Italy, widely used as a pollinator for other cultivars.
Origin: Central Italy


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Picual


Picual
Short, bushy tree with particularly gray leaves. Large fruit. Self-fertile.
Origin: Spain

Picholine

Main cultivar of France. Vigorous, upright tree. Medium-sized fruit. Partly self-fertile.
Origin: France

Santa Caterina

Large, spreading tree with large fruit. Needs a pollinator.
Origin: Italy

Seedlings (Wild Olive)


Seedling olive tree
Trees grown from seed. Fruiting potential unknown. Often used as root stock for grafting named cultivars.