The Frantoio Olive Tree is a popular variety for home growers because it can be used green for oil, or picked when black to eat fresh or for pickling. Frantoio Olives ripen to a deep burgundy or black color, and the trees will produce fruit without a pollinating paired tree. They can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 8 to 11, or in a container in Zones 4 to 11.
Frantoio Olive Trees reach a full-grown height of 25 to 30 feet, but container grown trees stay smaller. Whether you grow your Frantoio Olive Tree in the garden or on the patio in a pot, you can keep it smaller by pruning. If you live in a colder climate, grow your olive tree in a container and move it indoors in winter. The versatile Frantoio Olive is a good choice for either in-ground or container growing.