Fact sheet: Olives
Olives (Olea europaea) have great potential as a landscape ornamental and may also provide opportunities for home fruit production. However, as a relatively new commercial crop to Florida, the cultural requirements of these trees are not completely known and research is ongoing to understand how to manage them for plant health and fruit yield as well as to make recommendations on varietal selections best suited to the southeastern region of the United States. A selection of olive cultivars currently available in the U.S. that have been imported from traditional olive growing regions of the world is listed in Table 1.
Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden