Arbosana Olive Trees – 50mm pots

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Arbosana is a Spanish olive variety.  Commercially it is mainly grown for oil production. It ripens mid season and  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.  Similar to Arbequina it is a reliable  variety that will produce fruit in both warm and cold climates.

Commercially it is used for both conventional and high density plantings.  It is often grown with Arbequina  and Koroneki and like the the former is very well suited to hedge row planting.

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  send trees early in the week to try and 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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