Arbequina Olive Trees – 50mm pots
Our Arbequina olive trees are quality commercial stock grown in a professional nursery in south-east Queensland.
The trees are 5-6 months old, 15-20cm tall are sun hardened and ready to plant into a larger pot.
Arbequina is a famous Spanish olive variety. This tree is amazing- it starts fruiting at a very young age usually when it is around 30cm tall. Commercially it is mainly grown for oil production. It produces a small sized fruit that has a high oil content. It does, however, make a quality table fruit that is usually pickled green. The Spanish usually refer to the fruit as a snack olive because of its small size. It is a very hardy tree that is a proven performer in both warmer and colder climates. It is tolerant to frost, coastal conditions and salinity. It is a unique olive variety that will produce fruit as far north as Cairns and as far south as Tasmania. It is one of the most consistent reliable bearing olive varieties in the word. It is also ideal as an ornamental specimen or screen plant.
We suggest that initially you plant the olive trees into larger pots and grow them on for three to four months before planting in the garden. In the pots, we recommend only using premium potting mix with some added controlled release fertilizer (Osmocote/ Nutricote etc). Garden soil is not suitable for use in pots.
Once the plants reach around 40 cm tall they are ready to plant in the garden, you will need to keep weeds away from the tree and initially water every couple of days or so to ensure that the roots are kept moist. Mulching around the plant and protecting it with a tree guard is recommended.
We only send trees early in the week to ensure they arrive at their destination before the weekend.
Please note: due to quarantine restrictions plants cannot be sent to Northern Territory, Tasmania or Western Australia.
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