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This plant is perfect for your area!
A unique weeping form and large, early-ripening fruit make the Leccino Olive Tree second to none. With this tree, you get authentic Italian taste in your own backyard or even indoors.
In fact, this Tuscan-native tree grows nearly anywhere. Unlike other olive varieties, it can fruit in two years or less and is hardy down to 20 degrees. Plus, it resists pests and diseases with ease. Though the Leccino needs a pollinator like the Arbequina to fruit, it delivers reliable, heavy harvests and deliciously fruity oil.
And you can get up to 20 pounds of olives each year. It's moderately drought tolerant too, so missed waterings are no problem.
But the best part? Each Leccino is well-maintained at the nursery before it arrives at your door, so now you can harvest your own Leccino olives, no matter where you live.
Grown and shipped with its roots intact, your Leccino is ready to thrive soon after it's delivered. Order your own Leccino Olive Tree today!
Leccino Olive Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...
1. Planting: Plant your Leccino Olive in an area that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day and in well-drained soil. We recommend using a pollinator for the Leccino – the Arbequina is a good option for best fruiting and higher production.
Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball. Place it inside the hole and backfill soil, tamping down as you do. Finally, water your Leccino to settle its roots.
If you're container-planting, select a pot (with drainage holes) that's twice as large as your plant's shipped container. Use organic soil, place your tree in the pot, and select a sunny spot for your Leccino.
2. Watering: Simply check your soil. When the soil is dry down to the first 2 inches, it’s time to water the tree.
3. Pruning: During the first few years, only minimal pruning is needed for your Leccino. For indoor trees, pruning regulates fruit production and shapes the tree for easier harvest and your desired size.
4. Fertilizing: Feed with a nitrogen-based blend and follow label instructions. Fertilize your Leccino until it starts bearing olives.
5. Harvesting: If you’re wanting to harvest naturally black olives for table use, pick them in November. If you want green olives, harvest in September.