Olive 'Manzanillo'

Olea europaea ssp. europaea L 'Manzanillo'

Considered by many to be the best dual purpose variety available, with a high flesh-to-pit ratio. Self-fertile.

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Olive 'Manzanillo'

A beautiful spreading tree bearing early crops of medium-sized fruit, which can be picked green or black. With the highest flesh-to-pit ratio of all olive varieties, ‘Manzanillo’ is well suited to stuffing and pickling. A very heavy cropper that out-yielded 14 other varieties in a trial in Mildura by the Department of Agriculture. It is considered by many to be the best dual-purpose variety available. Self-pollinating, but fruits best with ‘Arbequina’ or ‘Frantoio’.

How to grow

Growing in a wide range of Australian conditions, olives are tolerant of poor soils, but grow best in a well-drained fertile soil. Fertilise in spring and summer and water during flowering and fruit set if required. Suitable for hedging and pot culture.

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