Finally, ensure your choice(s) in olive tree varieties takes into consideration your orchard’s geographic climate conditions, soil type and water source. View these criteria in our Landscape criteria options.
Now that you’ve reviewed the many options for choosing the right cultivar(s) for your commercial olive tree project, we recommend a few, final tips to ensure your purchase is successful:
- Ask for help at your local nursery, describing the characteristics you’re looking for. Research the many options available to you to fit your goals. Consult experts who know your geographic area and climate conditions well.
- When selecting your saplings or trees, inspect them carefully: Ensure leaves look healthy and not curled, brown or withering. Olive trees aren’t deciduous and remain lush in canopy throughout the year. Any signs of blight, such as brown or black spots, leaf curl or dropped leaves, may indicate poor health.
- For larger specimens, consider enlarging your geographic shopping area. Olive trees are very hardy and transport well. If you don’t find the specimens you are looking for locally, shop online and consider using the seller’s transportation and installation services. Full service olive tree farms, such as Olives Unlimited, are equipped with the necessary, large earth moving equipment to easily transport and install fully mature olive trees up to 30 or 40 feet tall.
- Ask for the seller’s warranty information. Reputable sellers will offer guarantees on the health of the plant as well as on transportation and installation services to further protect your investment.
Olive trees, in many varieties, have been around for thousands of years (and some have even lived that long!). Choosing the right cultivar, size and shape may feel overwhelming initially. Use this guide to help you narrow down your options and fine tune your composition to best suit your landscape or commercial planting project.
We have been growing, transporting, installing and caring for olive trees, in many varieties, for decades. We’d be happy to help you determine which trees, in what sizes and cultivars may be ideal for your upcoming project. Just call us at 707.933.6327.