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Olives Ascalano

Very large ellipsoidal fruit with a soft texture and delicate flavour. The shape is round to oval and there is a high flesh to pit ratio, stone is small. The skin colour is light green even when ripe. Heavy bearer but the fruit must be handled with care as it bruises easily. Fruit hang singly or in clusters. Bears regularly when young then develops alternate bearing at maturity.

Habit - Originated in Italy. Natural rounded shaped tree at maturity. Resistant to the cold. Fairly resistant to Peacock Spot and Olive Knot, shows some resistance to Verticillium Wilt.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified. Compatible pollinators for Ascalano is Frantoio, Leccino or Pendolino.

Harvest - Early harvest olive, excellent for pickling. Fruit is tender and will bruise easily so handle with care.

Olives El Greco

Heavy yield of large fruit, reliable. (Note: Not known to fruit in NZ.)

Habit - Self-fertile, smaller growing tree. Requires hot summers and cold winters.

Size - Can be maintained at 3m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Good oil content but fruit is mainly used for pickling.

Olives Frantoio

Italian cultivar. Heavy yield of medium oval sized fruit. Early season.

Habit - Large size tree.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Recognised as producing one of the world's greatest olives. Suitable for both table and oil production.

Olives J5

Heavy yield of medium sized oval fruit. A New Zealand selection.

Habit - Large tree requiring low chill therefore suited to warmer areas.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Suitable for pickling but black fruit will yield oil.

Olives Koroneiki

Beautiful Greek cultivar. Heavy yields of small to medium fruit. Produces fruit at an early age.

Habit - Ideal for container growing. Fast growing tree. Low chill requirement therefore suitable for warmer areas.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Recognised as producing one of the world's best oils. Suitable for both table and oil production.

Olives Leccino

Tuscany cultivar. Heavy production of medium sized fruit. Early fruiting. Low acid levels and sweet flavour.

Habit - Attractive vigorous growing habit. Very Low Chill requirements.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Suitable for table and oil production.

Olives Manzanilla

Spanish Cultivar. Heavy yield of medium sized fruit.

Habit - Spreading habit. Requires hot summers and cold winters.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Good oil content. Fruit used mainly for pickling.

Olives Moriaolo

Tuscany cultivar. Heavy yield of small sized fruit which ripens early. Fruit are purple/black in colour when fully mature thou you are able to pick them from purple/green colour.

Habit - Medium to low vigour with branches having a rising spreading habit. Very low chill requirement. Ideal for hilly plantings which are subject to wind. Also salt resistant.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Suitable for oil production, is of a high quality.

Olives Pendolino

Tuscany cultivar. Heavy yield of small sized fruit. Fruit are black in colour. Ripens mid-season.

Habit - Slow growing with a weeping habit. Mild resistant to the cold.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Suitable for oil production, is of a high quality.

Olives Picual

Spanish cultivar. Heavy yield of medium sized fruit produced early in the season.

Habit - Attractive, fast growing tree. Not suitable for humid regions.

Size - Can be maintained at 4m x 3m.

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Suitable for both pickling and oil production.

Olives Rakino

Prolific fruiter with good quality flavoursome fruit. Ideal for pickling.

Habit - Hardy upright growth habit. Ideal for coastal conditions.

Size - 3m x 3m

Pollination - Olive trees are wind pollinated, with the pollen moving 20 - 30 metres from tree to tree. Some varieties are self fertile, but all will benefit from a pollinator. If planting specifically for pickling the fruit, choose a series of varieties that are all suitable for pickling so that harvesting is simplified.

Harvest - Olives for oil production are harvested when black, but for pickling, some varieties are picked when changing from green to greenish yellow, and others are picked when turning black. Suitable for pickling.


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