Arbequina Olive

Discussion in 'EDIBLES AND SUSTAINIBILITY' started by ScotTi, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Anyone have any experience growing this tree? I love Olives and I understand this is a good variety and is self pollinating.
     
  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow, we had an olive in our landscape when I was a kid. It was great for using the olives in our slingshots. :) All I can remember is it looked like it would grow anywhere. And in Spain I saw olives growing wild in the most inhospitable places. And I haven't seen any growing since. I think they fell out of favor due to their fruits staining everything.

    So, while I know nothing about the different species, I would think these trees are on the ultimate easy list of trees to grow - but preferring drier areas.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    The Arbequina is recommended for Fl, and a little research shows that it is being grown here. Well draining soil is recommended as it will not take saturated soil conditions. The mature size of the tree will fit my the space I have in need of a tree. 15' H x 10' W it would not overhang any walk or drive.
     

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