Olea europaea Manzanillo (Olive) 200mm
Originating in Greece this evergreen tree is grown
for its edible fruits and attractive foliage.
Kalamata is a very popular table olive.
FEATURES: A regular bearer, the ornamental tree develops a
gnarled trunk as it ages. The fruit is large, tapering to a point and
intense black when fully ripe. It has a thin skin and a small stone.
CONDITIONS: Choose an open sunny position in well-drained
soil. Dig a hole twice the width of the roots. Spread the roots out
slightly, cover with soil and water in well. Do not place fertiliser
in the planting hole, as this may burn the roots. However, some well-rottedÃ‚Â compost or very old animal manure will be beneficial.
After planting spread mulch above the roots to retain soil
moisture and suppress weeds, but keep away from the trunk.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Apply fertiliser to the soil above roots in
Spring and Autumn and water in well. Remove weeds as soon
as they appear. Correct pruning techniques are essential to the
trees fruiting success
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
can be picked when green or black
use in Mediterranean style dishes and hors d'oeuvres
a favourite for home pickling