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Olive 'Frantoio'

Olea europaea 'Frantoio'

Olive (Eng.), Olyf (Afr.)

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Olives are hardy evergreen trees with narrow grey-green leaves. White flowers produce small round to oval black fruit with a single pip. Frantoia has a high oil content and is generally cultivated for oil production. Frantoio trees also serve as cross-pollinators in commercial plantations. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harverst fruit when 20% have changed color from green to dark.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time - Winter; Spacing - 6m x 4m;

Special features

Crop rotation
Medium Feeder

Geography

Origin
Italy Tuscany
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
Fruits
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Oleaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

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