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Fruiting Olive tree. Arbequina variety from Catalonia. Number 816.

Measurements 2 metres including pot. Pot measures 30cm by 30cm.

Fruiting Olive tree. Arbequina variety from Catalonia, Spain

This variety of olive tree is one of the most popular here in the UK as it’s the most fertile. It acts like a stud helping to improve the fruit yield of other olive trees. This also means it’s early fruiting, as it typically starts producing fruit within 2-3 years of planting. This is relatively fast compared to other varieties. They also produce an impressively high yield, with each tree producing up to 20-25 kg (44-55 lbs) of olives per year. Overall, the Arbequina olive tree is a highly productive and low-maintenance option.

How hardy is an Olive tree

 The simple answer to this is “very hardy”. Olive Trees will happily survive with no ill effects whatsoever in temperatures as low as -15. Temperatures lower than this can cause scarring to the bark but this will heal and contributes to the gnarly effect that we all know and love.  Once again, the thing to stress is make sure the ground around your Olive isn’t too wet in the winter. 

Feeding your Fruiting Olive tree

 We have created an organic slow release Olive Feed to ensure your olive gets the nutrients it requires.  A blend of guano, seaweed and epsom salts our olive blend will fertilise and strengthen your Olive Tree year round. High in potassium, phosphate and magnesium it enriches the soil and encourages tree growth. Available online. Sprinkle the base of your Olive Tree and surrounding soil with a generous scoop of our Olive feed in early spring and then again mid-summer. If you are keeping your Olive in a pot, water well every other day during the growing season April to October. If the cold weather has led to your tree shedding some of its leaves, then a good soak followed by tomato feed will soon have it replacing them with new leaves. 

Pruning your Olive Tree 

 Like most evergreen trees Olives respond very well to pruning, in fact the harder you prune, the more they grow. It is best, however, to prune your Olive after the last of the winter frost and before the first autumn frosts. We work closely with DEFRA to ensure your Olive tree meets all the requirements set in April 2021.

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