Directly from Tuscany, we are really pleased to offer you some cracking olive trees 'Olea Europaea Frangivento' which are hardy enough to stay outside in a sheltered UK garden (frangivento means windbreak!) and they produce good olives.
The olive is one of the most iconic Italian trees along with the lemon (available in store for collection).
The olives are from a professional grower and are virus checked.
- 5 litre small bush £22 (approx 80cm high)
- Mini standard £39.99 (approx 1.10m high available in store only for collection or local delivery, please call us to enquire). (Home counties only, call 0208275020 for delivery options).
- Larger trees available by request.
Olives are self-pollinating so one lone tree will produce fruit.
Day and night temperatures and daylight hours have a big impact on fruiting.
Planting an olive grove with different varieties can improve the quantity and quality of the fruit.
Like any evergreen old leaves are replaced by new ones, so to stop the tree looking “leggy” over the winter strong pruning in spring is needed.
If this is done and all the leaves fall in the winter then the soil is too wet and the drainage needs to be improved.