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Leccino Olive Tree

R195.00

LECCINO OLIVE TREE

The Leccino olive tree is known for producing small to medium-sized olives with a mild, fruity flavour. It grows more like a tree than a bush and has a dense canopy.

Leccino olives are often used for both table olives and olive oil production. Leccino olives are typically grown in regions with a Mediterranean climate, as olives thrive in such conditions.

Genetically tolerant to bacteria. Harvested before the fruit is ripe, it produces an excellent quality extra virgin olive oil with a delicate, sweet, fruity flavour.

It is one of the most popular trees grown for olive oil.

The Luccino Olive Tree is self-sterile and needs to cross-pollinate with the Frantoio Olive Tree.

It can tolerate cold weather but prefers milder heat than the Spanish Olive cultivars.

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Position:          Full sun. At least 8 hours a day. They do not enjoy humidity and grow best in regions with hot, dry summers and mild but cool winters.

To bear fruit, they need a two-month dormancy period of cool weather. The Leccino olive tolerates cold better than most olive cultivars.

Size:          Olive trees can grow up to 6 metres in height. The Leccino Olive grows more like a tree than a bush and has a dense canopy.

Soil Type:          Dry, clayey, slightly acidic soil (pH 5.5 – 6.0) is ideal for olive trees. An excellent organic compost mix to enrich the soil is necessary.                                     Well-draining soil is essential for olive trees.

Mulch:          An organic mulch around the tree’s base helps conserve soil moisture and inhibit weed growth.

Watering:          Water regularly, especially during the growing season, as this will improve flowering and fruit development.

Fertilizing:          Use a well-balanced fertiliser with at least a 10% nitrogen content.

Pruning:          Olive trees produce fruit on the previous year’s branches. Obviously, dead and dried branches need to be cut away. Prune lightly to open the canopy.

Harvesting:          If harvested before the fruit is ripe, it produces an excellent quality extra virgin olive oil with a delicate, sweet, fruity flavour.

Pests & Diseases:       The Leccino olive tree is immune to the most common diseases.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 150 cm
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