Olive Cultivars available
Coratina, Frantoio, Noccellara del Belice, Mission, Leccino, Mission, Manzanilla
Cultivars new to SA: Barnea, Koroneiki, Askal, Maalot. Arbequina and Picual
Carrying a potted tree by its trunk is like carrying a baby by its neck. You will not kill it, but you will stress it so do not do it.
Collecting and Planting
When collecting your trees personally from the nursery, always make sure that a covered vehicle is used (or shade netting is available to cover them completely) trees will suffer from windburn if exposed. The fast growing tips are soft plant tissue and must be cared for. The combination of wind force and high air temperatures can cause extreme stress to the young trees if transported in open top vehicles.
When the trees arrive you need to do two things:
Organic Olive Production
What is Organic Growing?
They replace these energy-expensive, ecologically damaging inputs with natural ground-rock fertilizers, composted manures and plant residues, seaweed extracts, biological controls and natural and botanical pesticides.
Because organic growers do not have access to the synthetic pesticides, creating a healthy growing environment, with effective natural biological controls, is essential.
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