Picholine Du Gard olive trees thrive in Mediterranean conditions and has a delicious flavor that is distinctively its own. It comes from the southern French regions of Collias and Gard and has a fruity flavor with a subtle peppery undertone. This is a high-yielding tree with a distinctive taste that is well worth growing. Only the dazzling side of its green drupe comes close to matching it. Finally, it must be allowed to blacken for two months after the harvest before running in the mill press.
Picholine Du Gard olive trees are exceedingly versatile and thrive in ordinary well-drained, slightly alkaline, 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 or freshly transplanted plants from winter weather extremes.
|Scientific Name||Olea Europaea ‘ Picholine Du Gard’|
|Tree Type||Fruiting Specimen|
|Common Names||The Olive Tree, Olea Europaea, Picholine Du Gard|
|Soil||Well-Drained-Nutrient Poor Soil|
|Hardiness||Hardy Down 10 to 20 °F|
|Olive Oil||Very Stable|