How to grow Olive tree

Olive tree grow and care – tree of the genus Olea, Olive tree perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant for the trunk, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical and temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves small oval green silvery,

Flower color yellow, the flowers of Olive grows in clusters.

Olive tree frutis

Fruit when it ripen is black-purple but can be picked when it’s green or black, Fruits can be eaten directly from the tree but they are bitter, better to consume the olives after process to be pickle or oil.

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How to grow Olive tree growing and care:

More than -8 c

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some trees bearing fruits every second year

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn (winter can be in hardiness zone 11)

Pests and diseases:
Ants, aphids, Spilocaea oleaginea, Tetranychus urticae, Verticillium Wilt

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Possible once in a few years to leave just the main branches

Size of the plant:
5-15 m, 15-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower
Small yellow-green flowers

Thinning the bloom:
2 first years recommend to thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn, very rare in the winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, Spilocaea oleaginea, olive fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Olive fruit?
Oil, pickle, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net or fruit fly traps

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-5 years

Ripening of fruit
Can pick the fruits before fully ripening


Souri – small amount of moist, slow growing tree, the fruit little bit bitter and spicy

Picual – purple with white dot, shape oval in the middle rounder, usually used for oil

Scientific name:

Olea europaea

How to grow Olive tree

Olive tree care

Growing Olive tree

Harvesting Olive tree fruit

Olive tree fruit

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