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’.
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.