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Olea europaea 'Mission'


Olea europaea 'Mission' is a distinctive Californian cultivar developed in the 1780s by Franciscan monks .

Olea europaea 'Mission' is a distinctive Californian cultivar developed in the 1780s by Franciscan monks from seed brought from Spain. It is a dual purpose cultivar that can be used to produce green or black table olives as well as an olive oil with a clean, sweet, and delicate flavour. Trees are strong, vigorous and erect. Exhibits good hardiness in our region. 'Mission' is self-infertile. 'Ascolana' and 'Sevillano' have been noted as good pollinators though other cultivars may also do the trick.

Common Name: Olive - [Fall 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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