Olive Trees

Olive Tree

Olive 13’x13′; 48- root

Olive Tree 24"

Olive Tree -24″

Olive Tree non -fruiting Majestic Beauty 36"

Olive Tree non-fruiting 36 ” Majestic Beauty

 

Olive Tree - 48"

Olive Tree – 48″

Current Stock:

OLIVES Fruiting (F) / Non-Fruiting (NF) Box Size Trunk Width Tree Height Price
Mission (F) 15 Gal 3” 4′ Call Nursery
Mission (F) 24” 5” 6′
Wilsonii (NF) 24” 5” 6′
Mission (F) 30” 6” 6′
Mission ormanzanillo (F) 36” 8” 10′
Majestic Beauty (NF) 36” 7” 10′
Wilsonii (NF) 36” 6” 10′
Mission (F) 148” 10” 15′ Call Nursery

 

 

 

Box Olive Tree - 54"

Box Olive Tree – 54″

The olive tree, Olea europaea, is an evergreen tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. It is short and squat, and rarely exceeds 8–15 m (26–49 ft) in height.

The small white, feathery flowers, with ten-cleft calyx and corolla, two stamens and bifid stigma, are borne generally on the previous year’s wood, in racemes springing from the axils of the leaves.

The fruit is a small drupe 1–2.5 cm (0.39–0.98 in) long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than in orchard cultivars. Olives are harvested in the green to purple stage. Canned black olives may contain chemicals (usually ferrous sulfate) that artificially turn them black. Olea europaea contains a seed commonly referred to in American English as a pit or a rock, and in British English as a stone.

There are hundreds of cultivars of the olive tree (Olea europaea).[12][13] An olive’s cultivar has a significant impact on its colour, size, shape, and growth characteristics, as well as the qualities of olive oil.[12] Olive cultivars may be used primarily for oil, eating, or both. Olives cultivated for consumption are generally referred to as table olives.

Since many olive cultivars are self-sterile or nearly so, they are generally planted in pairs with a single primary cultivar and a secondary cultivar selected for its ability to fertilize the primary one. In recent times, efforts have been directed at producing hybrid cultivars with qualities such as resistance to disease, quick growth and larger or more consistent crops.  (Wikipedia)

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