SHIPS MID MARCH THROUGH END OF APRIL
SORRY, WE CANNOT SEND SPRING TUBERS AND PLANTS TO ALASKA, HAWAII, AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES
In our effort to offer something unique, we discovered the olive tree Arbequina, a compact variety (can reach 8-10’ if planted out, smaller if container grown) that produces fruit with a delicious, slightly buttery flavor. It is also grown commercially for oil production. While the hardiness zone is 7-10, the tree maybe grown in a container and overwintered indoors in a cool location. In order to set fruit you must fulfill the chill requirement. Temperatures must fall to around 50 degrees F for about 2 months. Small, fragrant flowers emerge in spring on the one-year-old wood. Olive trees are slow growing and can take up to 4 years to begin fruiting. They require full sun during the growing season with well-drained soil. Container grown plants need monthly feedings with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Can be grown indoors ornamentally or as a bonsai. Self-pollinating.
Prepare well-drained soil either in a container or in the ground, (in full sun). If growing in a container, place plant exactly at soil level, (olive trees are highly susceptible to rot). If growing in the ground, create a hole with a mound of soil in center so the plant can be placed above soil level. This will encourage water to drain away from the trunk. Keep well watered. Mulch to retain moisture. Once established, use a high nitrogen fertilizer.