Olive Kalamata

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A famous sweet black olive from Greece. Tree is slow-growing, taller and more slender than the Manzanillo, drought tolerant and happy in a big pot. Very popular gourmet variety.

Better for colder regions than Manzanillo.
Read more at Olives Australia and cultivation tips at Better Homes & Gardens

Olea europaea - Greek olive 'Kalamata'

APPERANCE : Mediterranean tree with spreading crown, oval grey-green leaves, medium-large green oval fruits that ripen to purple-black.
USE FOR : Shade tree, fruit tree, foliage plant. Suitable for large pots.
CLIMATE : Hardy shrub suited to most conditions nationwide, and coastal plantings.  Needs two months of cold 0-10C to initiate fruits. Will tolerate light frost when mature. Prefers dry winters and wet summers so ideal for southern states.
PLANTING : Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter, in full sun to light shade. Perfect for sandy areas and poor soil. 
CARE : Easy if the climate is right for it. Mulch and water well during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established, prune after flowering to promote new growth. For container-grown olives, repot if necessary during the growing season.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?

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