Sevillano is a picturesque evergreen tree with small dark green leaves that give a willow-like, airy effect. It develops an open canopy and a graceful, gnarled trunk with age.
This cultivar produces large black olives with low to moderate oil content, well-suited for canning. It may be used as a pollinizer for Manzanillo and thrives in hot dry locations.
Beautiful Waterwise Fruiting Specimen
The oil yield is very low although it is very sought after for canning. Sevillano has a mild but very fruity flavor.
Inconspicuous, white flowers; prized for evergreen foliage and its fall fruit.
Tree, Single- and Multi-Trunk
Dark Green Color
Can reach 30 ft. tall if given opportunity, 25 ft. wide canopy
Landscape and Commercial Use
Coastal Exposure, Container, Kitchen Garden, Specimen – Sevillano is deer resistant, has dramatic foliage color, and is easy to care for. It’s an ideal focal point in a Mediterranean style garden.
USDA 8 – 11, Sunset 3 – 24, 29, 30, 33
Hardy down 20 to 30 °F
Once established, water occasionally.
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. More productive when planted near another olive variety. Arbequina’s do best planted near other olive trees. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Shelter young plants from winter extremes.
Due to its low oil content, it is only useful in pickling. Sevillano is used for making Sicilian style salt brine cured olives.
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