Small olives with BIG flavor! Big is not necessarily better when it comes to Arbosana Olives (Olea europaea ‘Arbosana’). The olives on Arbosona olive trees are smaller sized olives than you’ll find on other olive trees, but they grow in very large clusters. (This means that pound for pound you’ll be pretty even with trees producing bigger fruit.) But don’t let the size of the olives fool you. The highly fragrant fruit is filled with a very intense and impressive flavor that aficionados say has hints of almond and tomato, which sounds like a great appetizer to us!The Arbosona olive trees come from Spain, and today Arbosana is one of the top producers of olive oil in California. If you live in an olive-tree-loving climate (a little chill, a little dry heat, a little fog), you will be thrilled with Arbosana because we hear that you can often begin harvesting your own olives only two years after planting! Arbosona consistently yields the highest quality of fresh eating olives and extra virgin olive oil available to home gardeners.Nothing beats fresh from the garden and Arbosana will provide you and your family with healthful olives and olive oil straight from your own yard. * Big harvests * Very flavorful olives * Easy care * Handles cold better than other olive trees.
The most widely planted olive tree in the world!Olive trees have a rich history. The oil from olives has been used in medicine, sports, cooking and beauty products for thousands of years. The branches are symbols of peace, the fruit symbols of prosperity. The Leccino Olive Tree (Olea europaea ‘Leccino’) is planted all over the olive growing parts of the world. It is very adaptable to different soils and weathers. It likes winters below 50 degrees but above freezing. In the US it is grown typically in Mediterranean-like zones 8-9 but has excelled in some parts of Oregon and the northwest. It can also be grown in a container and brought indoors for those in harsher winter climates, so if you never thought you could grow an olive tree, you might want to give Leccino a try. The fruit is used to make fine oils. Leccino olive oil is highly prized. They are also great fresh or brined for table eating. This is an olive tree that wants to be a tree, not a shrub like so often is the case with other olives. Leccino olive trees can grow 20’ tall. Leccino is a quick grower and producer, often delivering the first small harvest after only two years and a full commercial harvest in 6-8 years. Plant one for its beauty or a dozen for a sellable harvest. Whether you want it for its beautiful form, delicious oil or table olives, to harvest or simply admire, we know that you will love it! We only have a few of these healthy 3 to 4 foot trees ready to go right now and this is a good time to plant. Order yours before we sell out! * The most widely grown olive in the world * Quick-growing * Handles cooler winters better than other olives* Hardy and long-lived.
Fast-Growing, Hardy Olive TreeArbequina is a fast-growing olive tree that produces delicious fruit and oil. Plant one near your patio or porch so you won’t miss a moment of this exceptional tree’s harvest. These also do well in containers and adjust easily from outdoor to indoor for winter.Your Arbequina is great tree for the home gardener due to its small stature, hardy nature and excellent harvest. This cold-hardy tree produces a small olive, but it has a lot of flesh and very small pit. It’s considered a high quality olive and also produces good oil. The fruit begins green and transitions to purple, then finally to black for its prolific harvest in late November. Arbequina will flower at an early age, and although the petite, creamy-white blooms are mostly hidden by the dark green leaves, you’re sure to enjoy their fragrance.Arbequina will grow 15-20 feet tall with a 12-foot spread and an upright habit. It’s self-fertile, but a good pollinator if you want to plant more than one cultivar. Arbequina is adaptable to a variety of conditions, even doing well in poor soils or drought. It’s even amenable to pruning if you decide to shape it a bit.Since ancient times, the olive tree has been prized for its fruit, wood, oil and the overall health benefits it provides. Arbequina is a perfect example of how much one of these remarkable trees has to offer and how easy they can be to grow. Why not try one this year!*High quality fruit and oil*Fast growing*Prolific harvest*Cold hardy*Highly adaptable.
Ornamental Appeal – Attractive to WildlifeThe Autumn Olive is an ornamental shrub or small tree that is great for wildlife. Plant a few in a naturalized area of your landscape, or one in a sunny location of the yard where you can enjoy watching it progress through the seasons. There are several outstanding advantages of having an Autumn Olive in your yard, not least of which is that it’s an incredibly beautiful plant. The leaves are 3-inches long and lance-shaped, creating a full and healthy appearance throughout the summer. Its bark is grey, but almost every other part of it is graced with silvery flakes. You’ll soon see that the silver effect is quite stunning, especially when its shimmering brilliance is captured by the morning sun. In the spring your Autumn Olive will be one of the first plants to leaf out. Once the leaves have made their appearance, tiny yellow flowers will appear. You’ll certainly appreciate how the lovely blooms decorate your spring landscape, but it’s the heavenly scent that will most impress. Even just one Autumn Olive in the yard is enough to infuse the entire area with its intoxicating aroma. In the fall, your Autumn Olive produces ½ inch berries. As with most parts of your plant, the fruits are sprinkled with silvery highlights, an alluring contrast to their rich burgundy color. Your berries will persist on the shrub into late winter, providing a beneficial supplement to your winter wildlife’s diet Your Autumn Olive’s berries aren’t just for the wildlife. They are a delicious sweet-tart treat rich in vitamins. They are even higher in lycopene than tomatoes, which have been shown to promote prostrate health. Autumn Olive is a multi-stemmed, branching shrub that grows to about 15 feet tall. It thrives in the sun but will tolerate shade and almost any soil conditions. In fact, its roots have nitrogen-fixing symbiants so it is often used to help with poor soils. The Autumn Olive is an amazing shrub. Beautiful, hardy and beneficial on many levels, the Autumn Olive is an outstanding addition to almost any landscape. * Unusual silver highlights* Spring scented flowers* Fall edible berries* Advantages for wildlife* Hardy.
“The Queen of Olives”Koroneiki is an olive tree that produces superior fruit. Plant one by your patio or front porch where you can watch your harvest develop. Having your own olive tree is a great conversation-starter and wonderful way to bring the healthy benefits of olives to your own home.Giving someone an olive branch has long been a symbol of offering peace and brotherhood. It’s an appropriate sentiment, as olive trees have been cultivated since ancient times for the unique benefits they provide.Your Koroneiki tree is often called “The Queen of Olives”, and is known throughout the world for the superior oil it provides. Even though Koroneiki produces a small fruit, it’s a prolific tree with the fruit packing a large amount of natural antioxidants and other health benefits into each small olive. The mid-season harvest of olives begins when the olives turn black in color—an exciting sight and invitation to enjoy the tastes of the season!Koroneiki will grow up to 12-15 feet tall with a 15-20 feet spread. It’s a fast-growing tree with a spreading habit and open canopy. It blooms early in the spring, but the tiny flowers are mostly hidden by the foliage. A hardy tree, Koroneiki can tolerate a variety of soils and is even drought resistant.Koroneiki is self-fertile, so you can try just one if you like…but we’re sure you’ll soon be adding more to your yard once you sample all that Koroneiki has to offer.Exceptional fruit with health benefitsHardyDrought tolerantDisease resistantFire resistantTolerates a variety of soils.
Silver Foliage ShimmersThe Russian Olive is often grown as an ornamental shrub for its unique silver foliage. It would be stunning in your yard as a background shrub or accent next to plants of deeper colors. The silver hues of the Russian Olive are sure to be a focal point in your yard wherever you plant it. Imagine for a moment walking into your summer yard with a silvery-leaved bush amid the common plantings. Nothing will draw your eye like the uncommon color of silver among the trees and flowers. The secret to the unique appearance of the Russian Olive is the unusual scaly layer that covers the 3-inch long, ½ wide grey-green linear leaves. When kissed by the afternoon sun, those leaves almost seem to sparkle! Most people value the Russian Olive for the silvery accent, but it also has spring and fall interest. Your Russian Olive will tantalize your senses each year with its succulent spring scent. This spring splendor is brought to you by the abundance of small 4 petalled shaped yellow flowers that cover the branches as it prepares for the fruit that gives it its distinctive name. The fruit of the Russian Olive is silvery-scaled and a ½ inch olive-like shape. It can be sweet to sweet-tart depending upon the growing conditions, and is delicious eaten raw or made into preserves. Wildlife love it as well, so be sure to time your harvest carefully or they’ll beat you to it. Russian Olives grow 15-20 feet high with an equal spread. They are a fast-growing shrubby tree with a rounded, if somewhat irregular shape, but easily adapt to pruning if you prefer a particular form. You can let it grow into a large shrub or prune it into a multi or single stemmed small tree.Your Russian Olive is extremely hardy and tolerant of many conditions, but prefers drier soil, giving you a carefree plant for your landscape.*Silver Green Foliage*Fragrant Small Yellow FlowersHardy Shrubby Tree.