Olive – Manzanillo
Olea europa cv.
A Spanish olive variety used for fruit, generally harvested green.
*height & width at maturity
FRUIT: Medium to very large fruit. Generally harvested green, violet back when fully mature.
POLLINATION: Mostly self-fertile. Sevillano, Frantoio, Arbequina and Picual will increase fruit set.
MATURITY: Mid autumn to early winter. Early season
TOLERANCES: Prefers a humus rich soil with good drainage but will tolerate poor, low nutrient soils. Performs best in cool winters and hot dry. humid free summers. Tolerant of frost, drought, and coastal conditions. Plant in full sun out of strong winds.
TREE CARE: Generally very low maintenance. Can be kept trimmed to hedge if required. Stake well in windy areas. Feed in early spring or summer with an all purpose fertiliser or one specifically for fruiting trees.
PESTS AND DISEASES: Generally problem free.
FOLIAGE and BARK:
GROWTH RATE: Slow to moderate.