Grow delicious olives in your own backyard with this beautiful tree. The Olive Mission produces thick, leathery grey green leaves and fruits that start green and turn black when they ripen. Native to the Mediterranean, this hardy tree grows between 4 to 9 metres and has a good tolerance to poor soils.
|Size — 200mm|
|Growth Width — 4m|
|Growth Height — 4m|
|Fruiting Period — April, May, June|
|Light Requirements — Full sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Sandy soil, Well drained soil|
The Mission Olive will tolerate most soils including loam and sandy as well as prolonged periods of dryness. Choose a sunny position with humus rich, well drained soil.
This is a hardy plant that tolerates drought and requires little watering.
It's best to hard prune when this tree has finished fruiting, at the end of autumn or in early winter. It's even better to give the tree a light prune each year to keep the canopy in check. Most olive varieties produce a heavy crop every other year and this helps to even out the fruit production.