Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors(hardy down to 20℉) 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-12 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Olea Europea "Frantoio"
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Italian Olive Tree Produces Tons of Olives
Easily Grow Your Own Olives
Add a taste of the Mediterranean to your favorite dishes with this Italian Olive Tree. Plump purple-green olives are delicious when cured and eaten as table olives, but there are several ways to get the most out of the delicious fruit. They add a special touch to salads and pasta dishes. You can enjoy them year-round by canning them or making your own olive oil. Expect to get anywhere from 1 to 5 lbs. of olive oil each year per tree, once mature. (That's huge savings when you compare the cost of store-bought oil.)
The Italian Olive has dark gray-green leaves and grows in a semi-pendulous form. During the spring, the tree produces small white, fragrant flowers which gradually set into plump, juicy fruit that are oval and medium-sized. Olives ripen gradually and the tree will keep producing so that you will have olives that are ready for harvesting from late September to late December. Italian olives are easily harvested by placing a sheet beneath the branches and shaking each bough, or the whole tree if potted.
Grow Anywhere in the US
This Italian Olive tree is a hardy tree. It will thrive outdoors in Zones 8-11. If you reside in Zones 4-11, you can place them in a container to enjoy inside during the winter. They prefer full to partial sunlight, in soil with good drainage. This tree is self-fertile, which means that it does not require an accompanying tree to set fruit, although, you'll get a much bigger harvest with more than one tree for cross-pollination.
We run out of stock often and constantly groom new trees. If they're in stock, don't delay to place your order. We'll ship it out to you the very next business day.
Italian Olive Tree Pollination
Italian Olive Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Italian Olive Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of March 31st|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|