Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska.

Mission Olive Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Experience the exceptional Mission Olive Tree, known for its rich flavor and versatility in culinary creations. Order online now and elevate your dishes with the finest quality olives.

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Cold Hardy 15-20°
Growing Zone 8B - 9B
Pollinator Arbequina, Koroneki
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Product Description

Mission Olive Tree: Savor the Mediterranean Flair

About the Fruit

The Mission Olive is a true culinary treasure, renowned for producing a high-quality fruit that is both versatile and delicious. Whether you’re looking to press your own olive oil or simply enjoy them fresh, these olives offer a savory taste with a hint of fruitiness, making them a perfect ingredient for your gourmet creations. With origins tracing back to California’s historic missions, this olive variety brings a touch of heritage to your table.

What to Know About the Tree

The Mission Olive Tree is a symbol of endurance and vitality. This hardy evergreen is not only drought-resistant but also adaptable to various soil types, making it an excellent choice for diverse climates. With its silvery foliage and graceful, rounded canopy, it adds an elegant touch to any garden. The Mission Olive Tree can reach a mature height of 25-30 feet, but can also be pruned to maintain a smaller size for your convenience.

Harvest Season

Anticipation for the Mission Olive harvest begins in the fall, when the olives transition from a vibrant green to a deep, alluring black. This signals the perfect time to harvest these sumptuous fruits, which are typically ready to be plucked from the branches from late October through November. This season not only brings the excitement of harvest but also the satisfaction of savoring your own homegrown olives.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine the allure of the Mediterranean right in your backyard with a Mission Olive Tree at the heart of your fruitscape™. Its stately presence and year-round foliage provide a stunning backdrop for any outdoor setting, while the aromatic white blossoms and clusters of olives add a delightful contrast. Integrating this tree into your fruitscape™ elevates the aesthetic of your space while offering a sustainable and delicious harvest that embodies the essence of home gardening.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we pride ourselves on delivering the Mission Olive Tree with our signature care, shipped 100% in pot for a seamless transition to your home. Our superior packaging and easy shipping ensure your tree arrives ready to thrive. As a family-owned and nationally renowned nursery, we offer the trusted expertise and warm, local-friendly vibe that make us your best choice for high-quality plants. Embrace the enchantment of a Mediterranean fruitscape™ with us and enrich your life with the flavors of homegrown olives.

Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height18-22 FT
Mature Width12-14 FT
PollinatorArbequina, Koroneki
Spacing12-14 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Olive Trees

Experience the Mediterranean in your own backyard with Fruitscaping™ using our Olive Trees. These storied trees have been cherished for millennia for their aesthetic appeal, culinary use, and cultural significance.

Olive trees are well-loved for their stunning silvery foliage and gnarled trunks, which add a rustic and elegant aesthetic to any landscape. Their small, fragrant blooms precede the formation of olives, which can be harvested and processed into olive oil or cured for table olives. Whether for their fruit or simply for their ornamental appeal, olive trees offer unique beauty and versatility.

Olive trees thrive in well-draining soil and full sun, emulating their Mediterranean origins. They are notably drought-tolerant, making them excellent choices for xeriscaping or for regions with less frequent rainfall. Their size can be managed with pruning, allowing them to fit into various garden designs.

When planning your Fruitscaping™ design, consider pairing olive trees with grapevines or fig trees for a truly Mediterranean feel. Their grey-green leaves contrast beautifully with the darker greens of other plants, adding a touch of serenity to your garden.

Discover the joy of Fruitscaping™ with Olive Trees and enjoy the fruits of your labor. From the planting and care to the satisfaction of your own olive harvest, embrace this enriching gardening journey. Embark on a horticultural adventure right in your backyard with our Olive Trees.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Fun Recipe

Looking for a good way to use your Olives? Here’s our simple recipe that you can use to cure your Arbequina olives. It’s easily done with very little equipment, and the olives can be processed in small batches. Olives stored in oil will keep for several months in the refrigerator, and develop a rich and spicy flavor within a week or two.

Click Here to find our Home Cured Marinated Arbequina Olives Recipe

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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