ARBEQUINA OLIVE TREE INSTRUCTIONS
Zone: Zones 7-10 (300 Chill Hours)
Size: 15-20 feet tall when mature. Can be kept much smaller if potted and/or kept indoors.
Temperature/Humidity: Temperatures 60℉ or above while the plant is small. A more mature Olive Tree can withstand temperatures as low as 45℉. This plant is tolerant of dry-air.
Pet Friendly: The Olive Tree itself is safe to grow around pets! Olives are non-toxic to pets if eaten in small amounts. However, the pits can be harmful and a choking hazard.
Edible: Yes. The fruit produced from this plant is edible.
Soil: Use a well-draining soil with a PH of 5.5-8.5. A high nitrogen, slow-release fertilizer may be used during the growing months.
Lighting: Part to Full Sun for several hours each day. Indirect sunlight during very hot summer days to prevent leaf burn.
Water: Water when the soil 1-2 inches deep starts to feel dry. We recommend using Distilled, Reverse Osmosis, or Rainwater.
- Can be planted outdoors, or potted indoors as a decorative tree.
- A healthy tree may mature and begin producing Olives in approximately 3 years. Adding additional Olive trees may yield a larger crop.
- “Chill Hours” are when the temperature is between 32-45℉. The blueberry bush needs to meet its minimum requirement of chill hours in order to produce fruit & leaves correctly.
- This plant is self-pollinating, but may need the pollen to be manually spread with a brush (especially if indoors).