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Olive 'Mission'

Olea europaea 'Mission'

Mission olives are cultivated for both pickling and oil production. Olive trees are hardy, but will require additional watering to produce good yields.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Mission olives can be picked when they are green or fully ripe (black).

Propagation

Cuttings
Make cuttings from good quality trees.

Special features

Geography

Origin
California
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Mission Olives are excellent table Olives, good for pickling green or black.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Oleaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Look out for and control Olive fruit fly and mealy bug.

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