Organic Olive Tree-A staple of mankind since antiquity, The Olive Tree is as mysterious as it is useful. Very easy to grow and maintain
Organic Olive Tree-A staple of mankind since antiquity, The Olive Tree is as mysterious as it is useful. Very easy to grow and maintain
Organic Olive Tree-A staple of mankind since antiquity, The Olive Tree is as mysterious as it is useful. Very easy to grow and maintain

Organic Olive Tree-A staple of mankind since antiquity, The Olive Tree is as mysterious as it is useful. Very easy to grow and maintain

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Organic Olive Tree Seed - 15 Seeds
Olea europaea
Common Olive, Mediterranean Olive, Greek Olive, Tunisian Olive Tree

Description: A most useful tree that can be grown in any temperate climate. It also can be grown in containers. The tree itself is attractive and usually becomes gnarled with age. It bears the olive of commerce that reaches up to 1+" in diameter and are filled with oil. The flowers are tiny and yellow, the foliage a light gray-green. Olive trees live for hundreds of years. Some have even lived to be a thousand years.
Height: 25 – 50 ft.
USDA Zones: 6a - 11
Leaves: Evergreen tree with gray-green leaves.
Trunk: Attractive trunk; gray; gnarled, bumpy and contorted.
Fruit: To produce more fruit, the tree is pruned heavily. Olives ripen through the autumn and into the winter. As the oil content increases, the olives change color from green to violet to nearly black. The green olives are harvested first. 1.5in across; green in late summer maturing to black; drops when ripe.
Flowers: Small white fragrant flowers in the spring.
Soil: Grows well in nutrient-poor, but well-drained soils.
Sun: Full sun, will only tolerate minimal shading.
Watering Needs: Moderate water, is drought tolerant, but supplemental water should be provided.
Propagation: via seeds.
Origin: Mediterranean Basin, Northern Africa
Discussion: Old olive trees with their picturesque trunks can be conversation stoppers. The olives can be processed as green olives (unripe) or black olives (ripe). Ripe olives can be pressed to extract oil. Unprocessed olives are not edible. Olive trees can be sprayed to prevent blooming and then fruiting. Historically it played a very important role in areas such as religion, diet, and art. It is also known as the symbol for peace, wisdom and victory. In the early Olympic games the winners were crowned with wreaths made of olive branches. Holy people were anointed with olive oil, and Moses exempted men who would grow olives from military service.

Materials: 15 Organic Olive Tree Seeds