Olive - Kalamata + Barouni + Frantoio

Scientific Name: 
Olea europaea
Family Name: 
Oleaceae
Place of Origin: 
Mediterranean Area, Asia and Africa
Plant Description: 
A small tree with grey/silvery leaves. A very hardy tree, olives can withstand drought, high winds, disease and are fairly fire resistant.
Plant Height: 
8-15m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Oil
Dye
Fuel
Harvest Period: 
When the fruit is in the green to purple stage the olives are harvested.
Of Interest: 
The fruit is used in cooking and for producing oil. The wood is very hard and can be used for making furniture. The leaves are said to help people get to sleep due to their calming effect. The oil is good for the immune system and can help lower cholesterol. At Honeycomb Valley Farm we have planted three olive varieties: Barouni, Kalamata and Frantoio .
Plant Type: 
Small Tree
Climate: 
Sub-Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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