Arbequina Olive Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Arbequina Olive Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
It’s the most versatile variety on the market: The Arbequina Olive Tree. Not only does it produce table olives, but it’s also used to make highly-valued olive oil. And this tree offers evergreen beauty and fragrant spring blooms to go along with its succulent fruit. Plus, it’s self-fertile and bears fruit earlier than any other olive tree.
Even better? Arbequina is among the most cold-tolerant olive types and is also adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. Even with considerable neglect, this tree will grow in any well-drained soil and sun. It’s a particularly great choice for drought-ridden climates.
In spring, small, fragrant cream-colored blooms peek out from attractive green foliage. They’re followed by masses of olives in summer, emerging green and then darkening to glossy brown. Because we’ve grafted and grown your Arbequina from proven rootstock, you get delicious, healthful harvests and easy growth, year after year.
So, no matter where you live, you can capture the exotic beauty and fabulous flavor of the Mediterranean with this easy-to-grow tree.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: You should plant your Arbequina Olives in a small container, setting it in any area with full to partial sun (3 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). Once it has reached a few feet tall, you can move it to a permanent place to grow. Do this by digging a hole twice as wide as the root ball. Place the Olive Tree inside and cover with soil.
2. Watering: Allow your tree to dry out a bit in between waterings so that the soil is never oversaturated. When the soil is dry down to about the first two inches, it’s time to water.
3. Fertilizing: Use a high nitrogen fertilizer, something like a 17-6-10 timed-release formula would be perfect.
4. Pruning: Thin out young plants to 3 to 4 main branches. After blooming in spring, clip the tips of the branches. Make the cut just above the point where a pair of leaves attaches to the stem. Leave each branch at least 6 inches long, but how much longer is up to you and what will look good on your balcony or patio.