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Here';s the good oil. The ancient and venerable European Olive (Olea) tree has certainly put roots down in NZ and adapted extremely well to our Kiwi lifestyle. The Olive is not only a highly regarded feature tree in New Zealand landscape schemes, it is now becoming an important horticulture crop for both the fruits and high quality Virgin Olive oil.  

Both Sir George Grey and Logan Campbell were responsible for planting large numbers of Olive trees in New Zealand from about 1860 onwards. Their legacy can still be seen in Cornwall Park, Auckland, where some of these original trees continue to grow and produce Olives. These days Olives for oil production are grown just about everywhere in New Zealand with Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough being 3 of the key production areas.   




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Picture of Olea Ascolano

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This Olive is popular for the large fruits that have a delicate mild taste. The Olives stay green rather than the usual black when ripe. The attractive grey/green foliage is slightly twisted. Plant in a sunny sheltered spot. Will fruit best with a companion such as 'Frantoio'. Evergreen.

While Olives can tolerate poor soil they are happiest in nice fertile loam. If your soil is poor for best results give your Olive tree some well balanced fertilizer every now and then. Also do not let the tree dry out when the fruit is developing.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 6m x 3m

Olea Ascolano

Current Stock Height: 100/120cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

$24.99


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Olea Ascolano

Current Stock Height: 130/150 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

$29.99

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As indicated by the name this Olive hails from Greece. It has a compact form and is a good choice for topiary work. Attractive grey green foliage and small white flowers followed by heavy crops of small fruit that have good oil content. Happiest in the sun with protection from harsh wind. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: Std

Olea El Greco Std

Current Stock Height: STD 80/HGT 110cm  ? 

Container: 6l  ? 

$99.99


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Frantoio produces quite small Olives that are very high in oil content. It is considered to be the premier oil variety in Tuscany where there is an Olive oil factory of the same name. Highly ornamental as well as productive. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.


Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Frantoio

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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A small growing Olive that has large crops of small fruit that have a high oil content. Suitable for pickling. Apart from the culinary features 'Koroneiki' also makes a delightful ornamental tree with attractive grey/green foliage. Add a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Koroneiki

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: 4L  ? 

$24.99


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Picture of Olea Manzanillo

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This Olive has large fruit that ripen in early autumn and are perfect for pickling. Quickly forms a nice specimen tree with attractive grey-green foliage. Self-fertile. Happiest in the sun with protection from harsh wind. Evergreen.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Manzanillo

Current Stock Height: 120/130 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

$24.99


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Picture of Olea Rakino

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Providing both ornamental and fruiting benefits Olea Rakino is a shapely, small, open, tree suitable for both inland and coastal situations. A prolific summer fruiter, its flavoursome fruit is ideal for preserving.

Olives are highly ornamental trees as well as good fruit producers. They are very tolerant but do best in a sheltered position. It is important that your Olive does not dry out when the fruit is developing and they enjoy an annual feed general slow release fertilizer.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3.1m x 3m

Olea Rakino

Current Stock Height: 100/120 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

$24.99


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Picture of Olea Verdale

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Let me give you the 'good oil' on this yummy Olive. Not only is it a fabulous foliage tree with grey- green leaves you can also look forward to Olive fruits being produced from summer through to autumn. Good oil producer the fruit can be pickled. Likes the sun and protection from wind. Evergreen.

Olives are highly ornamental trees as well as good fruit producers. They are very tolerant but do best in a sheltered position. It is important that your Olive does not dry out when the fruit is developing and they enjoy an annual feed general slow release fertilizer.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Olea Verdale

Current Stock Height: 70/90 cm  ? 

Container: pb8  ? 

$21.99


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