Olive Tree Varieties

Olive trees have a small, white blossom that usually blooms four years after planting a seedling. Typically, it takes 15 years to get a harvest from outdoor olive trees. The oldest certified olive tree is the Olive tree of Vouves Crete, Greece and is over 2000 years old. However, the average olive tree's life span is somewhere between 300 and 600 years. The olive branch is an internationally recognized symbol of peace and is featured on the flags of 7 nations, 4 US states, and also on the flag of the United Nations. You can not eat olives directly from the tree because they contain a bitter compound called oleuropein. Harvested olives must be cured to be palatable and consumed. Olives can be used to fill part of your dietary fruit requirement and only requires 16 of the fruits to equal one fruit serving. They are rich in vitamins A, E, K, B and are a great source of natural oils and minerals. 2.25 million liters of olive oil are consumed worldwide each year with Spain leading the way in production. For more, buy fruit trees online with Willis Orchards. The tradition of crowning Olympic champions with branches from olive trees in the past was revived in 2004 due to the games being held in Greece.

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Arbequina Olive Tree
Arbequina Olive Tree

Starting at $19.95
Zones: 7-10

Barouni Olive Tree
Barouni Olive Tree

Starting at $19.95
Zones: 8-10

Frantoio Olive Tree
Frantoio Olive Tree

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Zones: 9-10

Lucca Olive Tree
Lucca Olive Tree

Starting at $19.95
Zones: 8-10

Manzanilla Olive Tree
Manzanilla Olive Tree

Starting at $19.95
Zones: 8-10

Mission Olive Tree
Mission Olive Tree

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Zones: 8-10

Picholine Olive Tree
Picholine Olive Tree

Starting at $19.95
Zones: 8-10