The Arbequina Olive tree is a fast growing evergreen tree that produces ripened fruits in the fall with high oil content. Gorgeous foliage and tasty fruit are key features of this self pollinating Olive tree.Fruits on the Arbequina Olive tree start off green and then ripen into a purplish color in the fall season months October-November which is also a great time to plant your Arbequina Olive tree.
This variety of the Olive tree is hardy to zones 8-11 but can also thrive in zone 7 with some precautions. Growing to a height of 12-20 ft. and width of up to 15ft., the Arbequina Olive tree can also be grown in a pot or container and be kept indoors if pruned correctly. Fruits will be damaged outdoors if temperatures reaching freezing, so bringing it indoors for the winter can be a good idea.
Arbequina Olive trees are highly adaptable and thrive in well drained alkaline soil with little fertilization needed to do well.
How To Prune This Olive Tree
Prune in late winter to early spring to encourage new growth.
How to Plant An Arbequina Olive
Dig a hole twice the size of the rootball, place your tree and fill with soil. Water enough to saturated root system and be sure plant in a spot that assures 4-8 hrs. of sun exposure daily in grow zones 8-10.
How Long Before This Tree Bares Fruit?
Your new olive will take 2-4 years to fruit. The darker toned purple color on the olives will let you know they are ripe and ready to be harvested. Olive trees are harvested in the fall, Oct-Nov.
Allow soil to come to an almost dry state between waterings and be sure not to oversaturate. Soil should be dry about 2" deep from the surface before the next watering.
Using a high nitrogen blend for fertilization would be ideal. We recommend a 17-6-10 time released formula for best results and ongoing feeding throughout the months. Prune your Olive tree at the leaf nodes to encourage new growth.
Plant a few Arbequina Olive trees in your landscape and bring a mediterranean feel to your living space. Harvest your own Olives every year and benefit from healthy oil and edible fruits.
Plant your Olive tree in a spot that assures 4-8 sunlight hrs. per day. Arbequina Olive trees are great for coastal exposure, kitchen gardens, indoor spaces and planting in groups.
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|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|