Arbosana, which originates in Spain and matures a little later than Arbequina, is thought to be more vigorous than the latter. The olives grown on Arbosana olive trees have a sweet, fruity taste with nutty undertones and a medium level of astringency. Growing in high-density plantings is an excellent choice for a home gardener since it constantly produces high-quality fresh-eating olives.
These self-fertile dwarfing trees have sage-green leaves and a Mediterranean flair that provides shade without taking up much room—reaching only about 12 feet. You may use this as a patio tree, container plant, or even a tropical houseplant if you have adequate sunlight. After all, what’s better than adding homegrown olive oil over crusty bread and seasoning it with a pinch of black pepper?
Care and Maintenance
Arbosana olive trees are exceedingly versatile and thrive in ordinary, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Just water profoundly and often over the first few growing seasons to help the plant build a strong root system. Once established, lessen the frequency of application; it is drought tolerant. Yet, protect young plants (or freshly transplanted Arbosana) from winter weather extremes.
|Scientific Name||Olea Europaea ‘Arbosana’|
|Tree Type||Fruiting Specimen|
|Common Names||The Olive Tree, Arbosana olive tree, Olea Europaea|
|Soil||Well-Drained-Nutrient Poor Soil|
|Hardiness||Hardy Down 10 °F|