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Olea europaea 'Leccino'
Oil from this olive tree is more delicate than Frantoio, and the small to medium fruit is also used for table olives. The olives ripen into black ovals practically all at once, so be prepared. The Leccino olive tree (at left in photo) is a vigorous grower, with gray leaves and a graceful airy habit. Compatible olive tree pollenizers include Pendolino, Maurino, Picholine and Frantoio.
Potted on Balcony Prefers Full Sun Spacing 25-30' apart Avg. 25-30 Tall x 25-30 Wide Fertilize in spring just before new growth begins Cold Hardiness 15 F For best fruit production, provide moist but well drained soil. Widely planted throughout the world, quick to produce and very tolerant to adverse growing conditions. Produces good quality, midly fruity oil with delicate finish. pollinate with 'Pendolino' for maximum fruit production.