Olea europaea 'Frantoio' along with 'Leccino' are the two principal olive cultivars of Tuscany.
Olea europaea 'Frantoio' along with 'Leccino' are the two principal olive cultivars of Tuscany. 'Frantoio' is fruity with a strong aftertaste. It is self fertile, highly productive and has a tendency to grow into a tree shape rather than a bush thus requiring less pruning. It is likely the hardiest self-fertile cultivar.
Common Name: Olive - [Citrus Pre-Order]
Family: Oleaceae (The Olive Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woods and scrub in dry, rocky, Mediterranean habitats.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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