Olea europaea 'Frantoio'
Also known as:
- Frantoio Olive
tree, fruit / vegetable
occasional, drought tolerant
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Description by: Almost Eden
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Frantoio is considered the most notable Tuscan olive variety and its oil is considered one of the highest prized in the world. The softly-textured, silvery blue-green, willow-like, evergreen foliage of the Olive provides and excellent backdrop for reds and darker colors. Frantoio is self pollinating but is often pollinated with Pendolino or Leccino. The fresh olives of Frantoio are small-medium sized, purple-black and have a nutty flavor as does the oil.
Description by: Xera Plants
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This cultivar is from a growing list of Olives that are proving to be hardy in the maritime Pacific Northwest. 'Frantoio' is a variety that has been grown in the highest elevations of Spain for many years and its proving to be a winner here to. Cold tolerant to below 10 °F it forms a densely foliaged small tree to 15' with a rounded outline. It will produce olives if more than one variety of Olive is plants ( see Olea europea 'Arbequena'). These small black olives are known for their tany quality. Excellent for a classic mediterranean look The silver evergreen foliage is handsome year round. Protect containerized plants from temperatures below 15 °F.