Maurino olive trees originated in Tuscany and are known for their sweet and delicate oil and their ability to withstand low temperatures, making them excellent for colder areas and dense plantings. It’s an excellent pollinator, but it’s self-sterile, so it needs another tree’s assistance (often Leccino, Frantoio, or Pendolino). Its fruit is small, but it produces an abundance of it, much like the Pendolino variety. Furthermore, both cultivars have a very similar appearance and have beautiful, pendulous branch forms, making them a good match for each other.
Maurino can be grown in cold, humid climates prone to foggy weather conditions. Besides that, it grows well in most ordinary well-drained, slightly alkaline soils and is quite adaptable. The yield is increased when planted close to another olive variety, such as Leccinos, Pendolinos, or Frantoios. Water deeply 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 Maurino) from weather extremes.
|Scientific Name||Olea Europaea ‘ Maurino’|
|Tree Type||Fruiting Specimen|
|Common Names||The Olive Tree, Olea Europaea, Maurino|
|Soil||Well-Drained-Nutrient Poor Soil|
|Hardiness||Hardy down 5 to 12 °F|