The olives are small on the Arbequina Olive Tree, but the trees begin bearing early and are planted much denser to gain more cold tolerance. Being self fertile an olive grower can be assured of no pollination problems. As Arbequina Olive trees begin to ripen, various colors begin to appear on green olives progressing from purple to black. In Northern states they can be containerized and grown near an entrance or planted in pots near the pool for that tropical flair, and in Winter just move your olive trees indoors. The olive oil produced from pressing Arbequina is of a high quality and a fruity musky flavor but rather unstable with a short shelf life in some cases.
Olive Trees Fed the Anciet World
Arbequina Olives, Etc
Plant an Olive Tree