Olives

Olives are the new black of the gardening world. Their striking silver foliage contrasts wonderfully against the typical green foliage of most plants in the garden. They produce an abundance of fruit in the autumn months, which can be harvested and pickled green or black depending on taste (see our favourite recipes

They are extremely versatile, used as a small tree, densly planted to form a hedge, pruned and clipped as a topiary, or even espaliered against a wall or fence. For smaller gardens, olives will grow quite happily in a large pot.  

 Olives are low maintanence and drought tolerant, suited to Australia’s sometimes harsh weather conditions. Choose a well drained, sunny position, and follow the citrus planting instructions (planting citrus in the ground or pots).

We grow olives in a range of sizes to suit everyones needs.

  

Olive Varieties  

There are numerous varieties of Olives. The following three varieties we have found grow and fruit succesfully in Sydney

Manzanillo

Originating from Spain  the Manzanillo olive has a medium to large fruit that can be pickled green or black. Fruit is tasty with a firm texture and has a smallish seed. For optimum fruit production cross pollination with Picual is recommended

Sizes available; 200mm, 250mm,  45 litre

Picual

PicualA very dense, bushy tree, producing medium sized fruit, that is suitable for both pickling and oil extraction. The Picual olive will start to bear from an early age, and in high numbers. Suitable for cold climates.

 Sizes available; 200mm, 250mm,  45 litre

 

 

 

Kalamata

Named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. Famous for it's production of olives and olive oil. Kalamata olives are almond shaped, with a deep rich, aubergine colour. They are freestone with good pulp to pit ratio, and have a distinctive flavour. Commonly used for table olives, and for olive oil as well. The leaves of the Kalamata olive tree are nearly twice the size of other varieties.

Sizes available: 250mm, 45 litre

Barnea

Named for the Kadesh Barnea region in which it was found, on the border between the Sinai Desert and Israel. Barnea was bred for oil production, but can be used for green or black table olives. The fruit is medium sized, similar to Kalamata olives in appearance. Barnea is very productive, and the fruit ripens early. Barnea olives produce high-quality oil renowned for its smoothness, taste, and delicate aroma.

Sizes available: 200mm, 45 litre

Coratina

One of Italy's most important varieties. Coratina olive trees grow faster and more erect than other varieties, and adapt well to many different growing environments and conditions. The fruit is large and oval shaped. Coratina olives produce a very high quality oil with high levels of polyphenols making  it very stable. They are also suitable for use as table olives.

Sizes available: 200mm, 250mm, 45 litre

UC13A6 (Californian Queen)

UC13A6 is commonly known as Californian Queen. It is a hybrid variety developed at the University of California. It has a very large almost round fruit, with an excellent pulp to pit ratio. It is very popular as a table olive.

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