This incredible tree is the package deal when it comes to olive trees! With excellent flavor, a high concentration in antioxidants, and up to 20 lbs of olives a year, you truly can’t go wrong with the Arbequina olive tree.
The Arbequina olive tree is an incredibly adaptable olive tree and can thrive in a variety of climates. This olive cultivar are semi-deciduous and will not lose all their gray green foliage unless in extremely low temperatures. To prevent their leaves from falling at all, simply move the tree indoors during the winter months. Cannot withstand winter temperatures below 30.
Prefers well draining soil and no wet feet for it’s root system. Be sure to pick a spot that drains easily or if planting in a container choose one with drainage holes. Can be grown indoors in a sunny spot. Needs at least 6 hours of full sun if grown inside. Not picky on the potting mix. Grows best in hardiness zones 7-11.
The Arbequina can grow up to 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide in maturity and are self-pollinating trees. This olive tree prefers full to partial sunlight if growing the olive tree outside and has a high drought tolerance. The olive branch is a symbol is peace.
**Produces olives in 1 year**
These are known as table olives and require brining to eat. One of the most beloved olive varieties because of their health benefits such as being high in monounsaturated fatty acids, oleic acids, reduces the risk of heart disease, and reduces oxidative stress.
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Olea Europaea 'Arbequina'
- Edible olives
- Rich antioxidant oil
- Self pollinating
- Attractive foliage