The Arbequina Olive, is a hardy, fast growing, evergreen tree with a weeping form and dark green leaves. This Spanish variety of olive has excellent tasting black fruits ripen in the fall. This plant requires full sun and only needs occasional watering once established. The Arbequina can grow to 15-20 feet tall and 10-15 feet wide. Earliest to bear fruit, usually starting by 3 years of age. The Arbequina Olive is self fertile. The Arbequina Olives change color during the ripening process, going from a light green to pink before finally becoming a brown to purple shade. This variety is hardy in Zones 8-10. USDA ZONES: Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant olive trees in moist soil. Water regularly until established. Prune olive trees at the leaf nodes to encourage more growth. Olives are fragile and should be harvested carefully.