Arbequina Olive Tree

Growing Zones in Ground: 8 - 11 / in Pots: 4 - 11

(21 customer reviews)

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3 Gallon 5 - 6 FT $105.95 Tuesday, September 29th
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Description

Grow your own olives with an Arbequina Olive Tree. The Arbequina Olive Tree is fast growing, early flowering, and grows high quality olives that can be eaten fresh, brined, or milled into oil. Arbequina Olive Trees are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and conditions. They bloom fragrant blossoms that produce a heavy harvest of fruit. The Arbequina Olive Tree can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 10, and in a pot in Zones 4 to 7.

Arbequina Olive Trees grow to a height of 15 feet and a width of 15 to 20 feet, and can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees F. They do best in well drained soil and full sun. Since the trees ar small, you can grow one in a smaller garden or yard, or even in a container on a patio or deck. This makes it convenient to have your own olive tree for gathering quick, fresh olives for adding to recipes, drinks, and snacks.

Olive Tree Care

The Arbequina Olive Tree can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 10. These olive trees need soil that has some organic matter and is well drained. Arbequina Olive Trees do fine in rugged soil types that have a mixture of sand, clay, and gravel. Dig a hole that is at least twice as big as the potted tree’s rootball, then fill it with water to test drainage. The water should drain away fully within one our. If, after one hour, the hole is still holding a large amount of water, then either find a more easily draining location, or dig out an area that is one foot larger on all sides, and one foot deeper. Backfill this larger hole with a mixture of soil, coarse sand, and perlite, then plant the tree in the amended soil.

If you plan to grow your Arbequina Olive Tree in a container, select a sturdy pot that is at least 3 to 4 inches bigger all the way around than the pot the tree came in. Pot with four parts potting soil and one part perlite that has been mixed well. Be sure that the container has adequate holes for drainage. Position the potted Arbequina Olive Tree in a spot where it gets the most sun possible each day. Bring the potted Arbequina Olive Tree indoors when temperatures drop to freezing or below.

 

Fruit & Harvesting

The Arbequina Olive Tree blooms in early spring. The fragrant, tiny white flowers are often concealed and protected by the dark green leaves. The small fruits begin as tiny, round, and green. As the fruit gets larger, it will slowly turn to a dark purple, then to almost black when fully ripe. Olives can be picked when they are green, once the juice inside turns from clear to milky. The Arbequina Olive Tree fruit gets ripe and ready to eat from October to late November.

Arbequina Olive Trees produce heavy yields of olives, and a mature tree in a good location can give you as much as 10 to 15 pounds of olives each season. Olives are easy to pick. Simply pull the dark purple or black fruits from the branches with a slight twisting motion. You can also gently pull multiple olives down with a rake, onto a tarp spread under the tree.

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Advice

Arbequina Olive Trees are resistant to many pests and diseases. This makes them easy to grow and care for. It also makes the Arbequina Olive Tree a good candidate for growing organically, or with minimal pest control. The Arbequina Olive Tree responds well to pruning, and can be kept at a manageable size for a small garden or if you are growing one in a pot.

Arbequina Olive Trees are semi-deciduous, so they only drop all of their leaves if the temperatures fall below freezing for extended periods of time. The Arbequina Olive Tree prefers much the same conditions as citrus or figs: warm, sunny locations with well drained soil and periods of dry soil between watering. This makes the Arbequina Olive Tree a good choice to grow among oranges and grapefruit trees.

FAQs

Are Arbequina Olives green or black?

Arbequina Olive Trees produce both green and black olives, and the color is a matter of when the olives are picked. Green Arbequina Olives can be picked and used as soon as the juice inside the olive turns from clear, to milky white. Dark purple or black Arbequina Olives can be picked any time.

How long after blooming, can I expect to harvest Arbequina Olives?

The Arbequina Olive Tree blooms in early spring and the fruits begin to ripen by October and November. The darkest, ripest fruits develop in November.

Can Arbequina Olives be used to make olive oil?

Yes. Arbequina Olives can be used to create excellent olive oil. The fruit can also be eaten fresh when green, light purple, dark purple, or nearly black. Olive oil is usually made from the ripest, darkest olives.

Is the Arbequina Olive Tree Self-Fertile?

Yes. The Arbequina Olive Tree is self-fertile and will produce a healthy crop without a second pollinating olive tree.

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  1. Jill A. (verified owner)

    I don’t usually leave reviews but my experience with Citrus was great! This beautiful tree arrived in great shape, was safely packaged, was shipped and arrived promptly, and it’s doing really well in the first month at my home! Really pleased with this purchase!

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  2. Cathi N. (verified owner)

    Everything they said it would be. Tree seems healthy and robust.

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  3. Beautiful Tree

    Alicia McGinley (verified owner)

    Just got this olive tree delivered and it’s beautiful!!! Extremely fast shipping (5 days) and packaged well.

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  4. Shalini C. (verified owner)

    Overall, a nice plant but it arrived with a few broken branches. I expected a more full tree but its thin (not alot of leaves) but I think with the right soil, light and love it will be fine 🙂

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    • Citrus Customer Care (store manager)

      Thank you for your review. If your tree arrived with a few broken small branches that is normal. Please prune them about 1-2 inches from the break. You should see new growth in three to four weeks. We appreciate your business.

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  5. Sandra G. (verified owner)

    My olive trees arrived within just a couple of days (!) and we’re in beautiful condition. They are thriving in their new home. Thank you!

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  6. Nicola (verified owner)

    Very impressed with price, delivery speed, packaging and quality of tree. Will definitely recommend.

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  7. Danielle (verified owner)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE my olive tree (names Ebony!;) I repotted her two weeks after I got her and I have had her about six weeks now and she is THRIVING. Packed super well and the tree had zero damage from delivery (the pot did break but I was planning to report anyway). It was 100+ degrees during shipping here and tree still arrived in excellent condition. I had high expectations based on other reviews and they were still exceeded!

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    • Citrus Customer Care (store manager)

      What an awesome review! We are thrilled that your olive tree is flourishing, and we love the name (Ebony). Thanks very much for your review and your business.

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  8. Kerry S. (verified owner)

    Great experience. I would order again. My tree came in great condition, and is happily growing in my backyard!

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  9. Sam Birchenough (verified owner)

    Really happy with my olive tree! Showed up in great shape and I love how it looks

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  10. Susan B C. (verified owner)

    We love our olive tree. Thank you Citrus

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  11. erica d. (verified owner)

    Amazing tree! Arrived healthy and full. Better than I expected.

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  12. Ruth C. (verified owner)

    My tree arrived in EXCELLENT condition in a very timely manner!
    Very pleased!

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  13. One person found this helpful

    Stunning!

    Amanda

    I got this amazing and full tree shipped for my birthday from my husband! After ordering a few different trees online from other sites, I was expecting it to be smaller, thinner, and wispy. This tree is so beautiful! There are so many branches, some are really large! Only 2 small branches were snapped during shipping. When I opened it, I asked my husband if he got me a fake tree because it was in such good condition and the color was so great! It’s stunning 😍

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      Thank you very much for the review and the photo. We are glad that you are pleased with your tree–Happy Birthday!

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  14. Eveliene (verified owner)

    Beautiful tree. Just as listed. About 6’ tall. Will be potting when my pot arrives in a couple days. Very excited! I really hope it thrives. It’s placed in front of the Southwest window for max sunlight.

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  15. Gwen L. (verified owner)

    I bought this Olive tree for my daughter. The first tree arrived with a broken trunk. She was surprised, because she said it had been packed very well. Must have been rough handling in transit. I emailed and sent pics to the company and they sent her a replacement tree in less than a week! She said this one is perfect and she loves it!

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  17. Tiffany

    Great customer service.

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  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It arrived in the time frame they said it would, and the size is as described. Easy to replant and it looks great in a large decorative pot in my family room.

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  19. Lindsey (verified owner)

    Tree was really well packaged and very healthy upon arrival. Easy to replant and looks great. So far it seems to be acclimating well to our New England summer. Made a great and unique gift!

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      Thank you for your nice review. Our trees do make a wonderful gift, and we are glad that yours is thriving. Thank you for your business.

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  20. Matthew McClay (verified owner)

    Initial tree was broken on delivery but they quickly send a new one.

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      Thank you for your review. We are happy that you contacted us for a replacement, and we know that you will enjoy your tree.

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  21. Janna G. (verified owner)

    My tree arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It’s beautiful!

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