This sale is for 40 hand-sorted seeds. Please check our store for more seeds or ask for a different quantity.
Genus - Olea
Species - Europaea
Common name - Olive Tree
Other names - Olive, Cultivated Olive, European Olive
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 9 - 11
Height / spread - 4-9 m / 3-8 m
Plant type - Small Tree
Vegetation type - Edible, evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant
Landscape uses - Edible, Feature Plant, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Shade Trees, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
Germination rate - 70%
Leaf / Flower color - Olive, Gray Green / --
Plant growth rate - Slow
The olive tree is a native of the chaparral regions of the Mediterranean where the oil from its fruits have fueled the diets of many great, early civilizations. Unlike most other fruit trees, olives are very long-lived and produce better with age, so ancient groves across countries such as Greece, Italy, Israel and Turkey. Trees as old as 1800 years still produce bumper crops of olives. Contemporary groves also exist worldwide, where the climate permits. In the North America, California is the center for olive production.Olive trees develop low branches that support a dense cover of small, lance-shaped, gray-green leaves with whitish undersides. These remain evergreen all season. As the trees age, the grey trunks become quite gnarled and attractive. Olives are slow growing and usually take between five and eight years before they are fruitful. Mature specimens produce clusters of small, fragrant, white flowers in the spring. The flowers give way to the familiar olive fruits. Some cultivars are self-fruitful, others set more fruit with cross pollination and a few ornamental selections are sterile and fruitless. Those grown for their fruits are typically harvested in late fall or winter.Provide olive trees with plenty of sun and very well-drained soil with average to poor fertility and a neutral to alkaline pH. The best time to plant new trees is in spring. They are quite drought tolerant, but newly planted trees become better established if regularly fed and irrigated in the first two to three years after planting. Protect the trunks from damage because nicks and gouges may induce unwanted shoots, or suckers. Hardiness varies from cultivar to cultivar, so keep this in mind when choosing a tree for your landscape. Common pests include the olive fruit fly and black scale. Fruit-bearing trees grown as ornamentals can be sheared after flowering to prevent fruit formation, but this is time consuming and can spoil their natural beauty. Fruitless varieties make better specimen trees. Olive trees make beautiful specimens for dry, chaparral landscapes across the globe and are some of the most commercially valuable of all fruit-bearing woody plants. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
WE ALWAYS INCLUDE PRINTED GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
E X T R A S E E D S
Yes, the ( + ) sign in the title does always mean the extra seeds for you.
Additional amount depends on the size of seed and the total amount of seeds purchased and might be more than 5-20%. Please note - it is the GIFT for our buyer. The specific amount is not guaranteed but we will do the best to make you happy.
NOTE: the extra seeds will not be included with the seeds listed WITHOUT ( + ) MARK in its title!
P A C K I N G
The uniform seeds are packed in one plastic bags unless otherwise requested by the buyer.
The seeds are securely packed in plastic labeled bags. You will get every seed with printed germination instruction included. You will found the link to access the extended PDF version online as well.
You will receive:
1. Seeds packed in plastic labeled bags
2. Printed germination instructions
S H I P P I N G
We will ship from FLORIDA (UNITED STATES) or LITHUANIA (EUROPEAN UNION) on the same or next business day after payment cleared by USPS First Class Mail in airtight bags and secured bubble padded or selected at our discretion envelopes to ensure safe delivery of seeds, with the propagation and printed germination instructions. But you should check additional Internet resources for proper germination methods.
Delivery time depends on your location (we always ship on the same or next business day after cleared payment):
a) European Union - 3-10 days
b) Other countries around the world - 10-30 days
We are not responsible for packages that are lost due to an incorrect shipping address (!!!) To ensure the secure delivery, please ensure your shipping address is correct.
I N T E R N A T I O N A L B U Y E R S - P L E A S E N O T E:
All possible import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.