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Olea europaea 'Koroneiki'


Olea europaea 'Koroneiki' is from the Peloponnese area of Greece and produces small olives that yield exceptional oil.

Olea europaea 'Koroneiki' originated in the southern Peloponnese area of Greece, not far from Kalamata and Mani. It produces small olives that yield an olive oil of exceptional quality that accounts for 50% of Greek production. The oil is green in colour, and very fruity with herbal characters and a touch of bitterness and pungency. The trees have a medium vigour and remain smaller than others making them good for container growing. Self fertile. Also known as 'Psilolia', 'Lianolia', 'Vacikior', and 'Korani'.

Common Name: Olive - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Oleaceae (The Olive Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods and scrub in dry, rocky, Mediterranean habitats.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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