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.
Beautiful Waterwise Fruiting Specimen
Picholine olive oil is very stable (resists oxidation well) and the oil density is fluid.
Inconspicuous, white flowers; prized for evergreen foliage and its fall fruit.
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.