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Ripe Arbequina olives Arbequina Olive Flowers

We were so excited when we found out it was possible to grow olive trees here in the South. These massive, long-lived trees require two things to be happy: temperatures above 10 degrees F in the winter and 300 hours of chill to bear fruit. The trees are gorgeous, willowy evergreens with a misty grey color. They are fast growers and will bear in 3 to 4 years. The fruit is picked green and pickled for green salad olives or allowed to ripen to black for crushing into olive oil, or making salted black olives. Push the panic button below and you'll find directions for processing your crop.


   Click Here for the 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find out your areas hardiness zone.

Olive Varieties (Olea europea)


Arbequina Olive

ARBEQUINA Great things come in small packages. Arbequina is a Spanish olive of medium brown to purple. Brine cured for eating and pressed for making excellent olive oil. Self-fertile. Zones 8B-9. $45.99 3 gal (4-5ft).







ARBOSANA Another great olive from Spain with a 19-20% oil content. Oil has a nutty, fruitiness and is great for blending with other olive oil varieties. Heavy producer. Needs Arbequina for pollination. Zones 8B-9. $45.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

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ASCOLANA Popular table olive in Italy because of its very large size (8-10g) and delicate flesh quality. Green skinned with milky white flesh, it also produces a light type of oil. Oil content is 16-18%. Needs Pendolino for pollination. Zones 8B-9. $45.99 3 gal (4-5ft).


KORONEIKI Found only in Greece, Koroneiki is known for its high and consistent production from an early age. While the olive is small, when pressed it is one of the best flavored olive oils. Needs Arbequina for pollination. Zones 8B-9. $45.99 3 gal (4-5ft).

PENDOLINO Small Italian olive variety known for its high oil content, 22-23%, and delicate, pleasant flavor. Due to its high and constant pollen production, Pendolino is an excellent choice for pollinating other Italian olive varieties. Needs Leccino for pollination. Zones 8B-9. $45.99 3 gal (4-5ft).


Home Cured Olives - Tasty!Looking for a good way to use your olives? Here's our recipe for curing and marinating olives:
Home Cured Olives











Just the Facts

Not sure what to do with olives or how to grow them right? DON'T PANIC! Push the panic button and we will give you "Just the Facts" you need to successfully grow them.




Olives in the Landscape and Garden

A beautiful evergreen that's easy to grow and which can be adapted to many gardens. What's not to love? Grow your olives to full-sized shade trees as a part of your landscape plan. Want an espalier? It's easy with olives. Have a big container? They'll look great, but be careful to repot or prune every year or so.


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Please come to see us if you can (Wednesday to Sunday, 9:05-5:08). We are located 19 miles south of Tallahassee, just off US Highway 98, 1 mile east of the intersection with US Highway 319 (South of Crawfordville center and actually in the village of Medart). If you need further directions, feel free to call us at 1-850-926-5644 or enter 30 Saint Frances St. Crawfordville FL 32327 (or Just Fruits Nursery) into Google Maps ( CLICK HERE).

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