Olea europaea var. europaea 'Frantoio'

Common name(s): olive tree

Description: evergreen tree; a fast growing Tuscan cultivar that will reach around 20' ft. in 10 years time. It is self-fertile and a heavy fruiter of moderate sized olives which are prized for their oil. Hardy to 10 F or lower after 3 years. Tolerant of drought but will fruit more with consistent summer water.

Height: to 20 ft. Spread: to 15 ft.

Position: full sun and well-draining soil

Uses: culinary, medicine

Winter Hardiness: to 10 F and below

Drought: Adapted to 5 months of summer drought