Sikitita Olive Tree (Olea europaea ‘Picual’ x ‘Arbequina’)

Sikitita Olive Tree


What is Sikitita Olive Tree

For homegrown olives with quality Spanish flavor, the Sikitita Olive Tree is a choice pick. Its fruit ripens earlier in the season (and tastes sweeter) than many other olive varieties. 

Aesthetically, the Sikitita is ideal for Mediterranean and contemporary garden styles. However, its silver-green foliage and weeping structure make it a gorgeous addition to any space, indoors or out.

This dwarf olive tree can be planted outdoors if you live in growing zones 10 or 11. For all other zones, the Sikitita Olive can be placed in a container indoors or on the patio during warmer months.

For unexpected beauty plus savory fruit, grab your own Sikitita Olive Tree today!

Sikitita Olive Tree (Olea europaea ‘Picual’ x ‘Arbequina’) Olea europaea ‘Picual’ x ‘Arbequina’

How to Grow and Care for Sikitita Olive Tree

Sikitita Olive Tree (Olea europaea ‘Picual’ x ‘Arbequina’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors
Harvest time October - November


You should plant your Sikitita in a small container where it will get full sun. Once it has reached a few feet tall, you can move it to a permanent place to grow outside (if in growing zones 10-1- . Do this by digging a hole twice as wide (and just as deep) as the root ball. Place your olive tree inside and backfill the soil. For all other zones, keep your olive tree indoors or only on the patio in the warmer months.


Allow your Sikitita to dry out in between waterings. However, when the soil is dry (down to about the first two inches), water it deeply, ensuring the soil becomes fully saturated.


Use a high nitrogen fertilizer, something like a 17-6-10 timed-release formula. And if your Sikitita shows signs of weeds, simply remove the weeds and as much of the weed root system as possible.


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.


Sikitita Olives are usually self-fertile. However, you will get better fruit production if you have more than one tree. Be sure to either choose two of the same variety, or if you are picking different varieties, two or more trees that bloom at the same time.

Sikitita Olive Tree (Olea europaea ‘Picual’ x ‘Arbequina’) Details

Common name Sikitita Olive Tree
Botanical name Olea europaea ‘Picual’ x ‘Arbequina’
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors
Growth rate Slow
Harvest time October - November
Height 6-10 ft.
Width 3-6 ft.