Cultivar Profile

Picholine Du Gard Olive Tree

Olea europaea ‘Picholine Du Gard’
Picholine Du Gard

Cultivar Profile

Picholine Du Gard Olive Tree

Olea europaea ‘Picholine Du Gard’

This cultivar thrives on Mediterranean growing conditions and has a particularly fruity taste.

Originating from Collias and Gard in the South of France, it’s got a fruity taste with slightly peppery notes. This is a high production tree, with a remarkable flavor. It’s matched only by the bright side of its green drupe. But this olive must blacken two months after harvest before going to the mill press.

Specifications

Fruiting

Fruiting

Beautiful Waterwise Fruiting Specimen

Olive Oil

Picholine olive oil is very stable (resists oxidation well) and the oil density is fluid.

Bloom

Summer

Inconspicuous, white flowers; prized for evergreen foliage and its fall fruit.

Country

Morocco

Type

Tree

Foliage

Gray-Green Color

Growth

Size

Uses

Landscape and Commercial Use

Coastal Exposure, Container, Kitchen Garden, Mass Planting (high density), Specimen, Topiary

Zones

Hardiness

Hardy down 20 to 30 °F

Light

Full sun

Water

Once established, water occasionally.

Water more frequently in extreme heat or containers. Newly planted olive trees will require more water to establish.

Soil

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.

Care

Thrives in most average, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, but it is highly adaptable. Tolerates drought. Shelter young plants from winter extremes.

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