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The Coratina Olive tree will bring an elegant Mediterranean feel to any garden or patio. Imagine growing your own olives for fresh salads, charcuterie, and extra-virgin olive oil!

Perfect for snacking, the fruit has an exceedingly small pit. The Coratina Olive tree is among the best varieties for making olive oil. The extra virgin olive oil makes it a perfect match for equally strong dishes such as bruschetta, hearty soups, and red meat. The coloring of the oil is yellow-green.

The tree itself has gray-green leaves and pretty, white flowers in the spring that give way to small fruit which ripens in the fall. Coratina Olive trees are noted for their early production and for their adaptability to different soils and climates. A great producer with some vigor. Once established these trees are very drought tolerant – an excellent choice for warm climates.

You can grow olive trees in containers in cooler climates – just be sure to move them indoors before freezing temperatures arrive.

The Coratina olive tree is often grown in the shape of an inverted conical vase. The Coratina Olive tree is self-pollinating but is more productive when planted near another olive variety. The fruit ripens mid to late season. This olive’s origin is from Corato, Apulia.

Also known as: Racioppa di Corato, Racema

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 6.5
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 2 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11 Outdoors: 8 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
This item can be grown in colder climates if it's planted in a container and brought indoors during the winter months. If you're planting it outdoors in the ground, we recommend being within the outdoor zone range.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow olive trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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