From Spain, maturing a bit later than Arbequina, this cultivar is considered more robust than the latter, well-known cultivar. It has a fruity flavor, along with nutty tones, and medium pungency. It’s does well in high-density plantings and is commonly grown in Northern California.
Makes excellent brined olives for snacking on! Good for home orchards as it is dwarfing, growing only to about 12 feet in height and is self-fertile.
Beautiful Waterwise Fruiting Specimen
Inconspicuous, white flowers; prized for evergreen foliage and its fall fruit.
Olives are wind pollinated and should be planted no more than 20 ft. apart.
Water more frequently in extreme heat or containers. Newly planted olive trees will require more water to establish.
Well-drained, nutrient poor soil
Light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils all acceptable. Olive trees prefer well-drained soil and even grow well in nutritionally poor soil. Hot, rocky locations. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
Thrives in most average, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, but it is highly adaptable. Tolerates drought. Shelter young plants from winter extremes.