Where Can I Buy Olive Tree In South Africa

What is an Olive Tree?

The olive, botanical name Olea europaea, meaning ‘European olive’, is a species of small tree or shrub in the family Oleaceae, found traditionally in the Mediterranean Basin. When in shrub form, it is known as Olea europaea ‘Montra’, dwarf olive, or little olive.

Where Can I Buy Olive Tree In South Africa?

Green Olive Nursery

Address: 229 R513, Roodeplaat, Pretoria, 0057, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 82 607 0312

De Hut Olive Farm & Nursery

Address: Scherpenheuwel, Worcester, 6849, South Africa

Phone: +27 82 774 2200

The Tree Store

Address: Rondavel, Apiesrivier Rd, Hammanskraal, Pretoria, 0120, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 79 884 6030

Can olive trees grow in South Africa?

SA Olive recommends that trees be ordered a year before planting, and only from nurseries registered with the association. The most widely grown olive cultivars in South Africa are Frantoio, Mission, Coratina and FS17, also known as Favolosa.

How long do olive trees take to grow?

Your olive tree should start producing fruit after 3 years. Since the Perfect Plant’s young trees are already 2-3 years old they are already producing green olives or will be within the next year! Olives are generally green at first but then turn a blackish purple when fully ripe at the end of the growing season

How many olive trees per hectare in South Africa?

Growing Tips

Research throughout the world recognizes that 250 – 300 trees/ha is an economical spacing for irrigated olives.