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Only the best genetic material is used to propagate the young olive trees. Young trees are grown with a single stem in the nursery to make them more suitable for single-leader training as well as open vase systems. 

The most important new cultivars and clones for quality oil production, as well as table olive processing, are available.  Contact us today – 064 653 5941

Descriptions of New Cultivars:


The main Greek oil variety. Seen as of medium to low vigour, Koroneiki comes early into production with high and constant productivity and is not as subject to alternate bearing. The fruit is small (2g) yielding 20 – 22%oil containing a high percentage of oleic acid, highly stable in quality.

Koroneiki flowers early produce abundant pollen but need pollinators. Frantoio, Barnea, Coratina, Arnequina and Picual is proven pollinators. Fruit ripens early to middle of the season. The cultivar is drought resistant, not cold tolerant, resistant to peacock spots, and moderately Verticillium resistant.

Soon to be released from quarantine:


Spanish oil cultivar, of medium vigour with a dense and spreading canopy. Produces commercial crops early and bears heavy and constant. During the first years, the fruit tends to be larger than normal and are highly rated for picking as black olives for the firmness of their flesh. The oil is of medium quality (18 – 22% oil) but with extraordinarily stable quality, often blended with other oils which have low stability.

Picual has the ability to produce up to 28kg per tree. Fruit ripen mid to late season. Picual is highly rates as a general pollinator, self pollinating successfully.

Very hardy and adaptable to different soil and climate conditions. Tolerant to cold and salinity in Australia. Sensitive to peacock spot and Verticillium. Suitable to mechanical harvesting due to low fruit attachment.

Descriptions of other cultivars:


Italian oil cultivar with an oil content of 18-20%. A semi-pendulous tree producing a very sharp flavourful, stable sought after oil. Medium-sized fruit, highly productive and intermediate start bearing (year 8).

Frantoio is self-fertile and an excellent pollinator to other cultivars. Widely adaptable and fairly resistant to verticillium.

Useful to the home gardener when planted with Mission. The fruit may be used as table olives.

Coratina :

Italian oil cultivar with an oil content of 19-24%. The oil has a strong peppery flavour with high polyphenol levels.

This variety is characterized by early production and high yields and by its very good adaptability to different soils and climates. It is an excellent choice for hot climates but dislikes water logging. Requires pollinators such as Barnea, Frantoio and Arbequina.

Nocellara del Belice:

A Sicilian cultivar planted for green table olives and oil. The oil content is 16 – 20%.

A medium vigorous variety with pendulous growth habit. Adaptable to cold, fairly tolerant of drought and saline soils. Cross-pollinating with Coratina, Frantoio, Arbequina and Barnea.


Italian oil cultivar with an oil content of 18 – 20%. A more delicate oil without bitterness.

Although vigorous and adaptable to low temperatures and peacock spots, lower yield must be expected especially in hotter regions. Early compact harvest period. Low pollen quality and needs ample cross-pollination from Barnea, Arbequina, Frantoio and Coratina.


An American cultivar used for both oil and green and black table olives. The oil content is lower (12 -16%) and processes slower than newer cultivars.

The tree grows vigorously and upright. Bears early, but of low genetic potential and inconsistent in yield. Due to low pollen quality, ample pollinators are required, normally Frantoio. Sensitive to wet soils and verticillium.

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