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Olea Kalamata Olive

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pot size: 14cm
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Olive Kalamata originated in the region of Kalamata on the south east Peloponnese of the Greek coast. Very popular table or oil variety.  These plants can be used as orchard fruiting varieties, or in decorative pots as espalier or pleached variety.  Very hardy plant, requiring little or no maintenance. 

Olive trees are widely cultivated for their edible fruit, which is commonly used to make olive oil. The fruit is also consumed in its raw form, either green or black, depending on the level of ripeness. In addition to its culinary uses, the olive tree has a long history of medicinal and cultural significance. The tree and its fruit have been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, and the olive branch has been a symbol of peace and victory in many cultures throughout history.

Olive trees do not like to be over-watered, but they need regular watering, especially during the growing season. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering. Olive trees need a balanced fertilizer, especially when they are young. Fertilize once in the spring and once in the fall with a fertilizer high in nitrogen. In addition, Olive trees should be pruned regularly to promote good air circulation and sunlight penetration, which will help prevent diseases. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing any dead or diseased branches, as well as any crossing branches.

Harvest Olive trees fruit in Autumn. Harvest the olives when they are ripe, which can vary depending on the cultivar. Pick the olives by hand or use a mechanical harvester. Generally resistant to pests and diseases, but they can be susceptible to fungal infections, scale insects, and olive fruit flies. If you notice any signs of pests or diseases, treat them promptly.

Kalamata Olive Trees are available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.