Olive – Manzanillo
Olea europaea “Manzanillo”
Olive trees are a very hardy fruit tree well suited to Perth’s Mediterranean climate. With silvery-green leaves and a dense evergreen canopy they make a perfect ornamental tree and are very useful for screening. Suitable for coastal conditions. A very long lived tree that can be a moderate grower when young but slows down with age. The small creamy white flowers are produced in late spring followed by the fruit. Can be grown in large pots successfully. Best in full sun. Generally grows 8 – 12 m high.
Manzanillo is a dual purpose olive that has an vigorous untidy habit. Heavy and consistent cropper.
Fruit : Medium, Round with flat base, skin is green (for pickling) or black (for oil).
Fruit Maturity: May.
Possible Pollinators: Partially self fertile, crops will improve when planted with other varieties.