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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'

DESCRIPTION: Mediterranean tree with spreading crown, oval grey-green leaves, medium-large green oval fruits that ripen to purple-black.
USE IN: Shade tree, fruit tree, foliage plant. Perfect for sandy areas and poor soil. Suitable for large pots.
LOCATION: A full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. 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.
Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter.
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.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 6 m H x 3 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot height is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.
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