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Vermi Organics

Olive, Jaitun - Plant

Olive, Jaitun - Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
  • 3-7 Days Delivery
  • Organic
  • International Shipping
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Explore the timeless allure of Vermi Organics' Olive, known as Olive Jaitun Plant in local parlance. This distinguished evergreen, with its silvery leaves and ancient heritage, beckons you into the realm of Mediterranean elegance. The Olive tree, revered for its dual value in landscaping and gastronomy, stands as a symbol of peace and prosperity. Whether adorning a garden or gracing a sunny patio, Vermi Organics' Olive plant promises a touch of the Mediterranean to your outdoor space.

About: The Olive Jaitun Plant, scientifically known as Olea europaea, boasts a rich history dating back thousands of years. Originating in the Mediterranean region, it has become an iconic symbol of that area's culture and cuisine. Vermi Organics is delighted to offer this revered tree, cultivated to thrive in various climates. The Olive tree's contribution extends beyond its aesthetic appeal, making it a cherished addition to gardens around the world.

Benefits: The Olive Jaitun Plant is celebrated for its numerous benefits, both horticultural and practical. In addition to providing a visually striking focal point in gardens, Olives are a source of culinary treasures. The fruits yield olive oil, a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, known for its health benefits. The tree's evergreen nature ensures year-round beauty, and its drought tolerance and adaptability make it a hardy choice for landscaping.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): The Olive tree is primarily an outdoor plant, thriving in full sunlight and well-drained soil. Its adaptability to various soil types and resistance to pests make it an excellent choice for gardens, courtyards, or even large containers on sunny patios. While the Olive tree flourishes outdoors, it can be grown in large pots for those with limited garden space, bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to balconies or terraces.

Care: Caring for the Olive tree involves considerations to ensure its longevity and productivity. Plant in well-draining soil, and water moderately, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Pruning can be done to shape the tree and encourage optimal fruit production. While Olive trees are hardy, protection from extreme cold is advisable, especially for young plants. Regular fertilization during the growing season supports healthy growth.

Common Names: Known as Jaitun in many regions, the Olive tree is recognized by various common names worldwide. These names, often reflecting cultural and regional influences, include Zeytin (Turkish), Oliva (Spanish and Italian), and Azeytun (Arabic). Embrace the linguistic diversity that accompanies the cultivation of this iconic tree.

Specifications:

  • Scientific Name: Olea europaea
  • Height: Can reach up to 30 feet in optimal conditions
  • Foliage: Silvery-green, lance-shaped leaves
  • Flowering: Small, fragrant, white flowers in spring
  • Fruit: Small, green drupes turning black when ripe
  • Hardiness Zone: Suitable for USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11

Special Features: The Olive tree possesses special features that enhance its appeal and cultural significance. The silvery-green leaves create a distinctive appearance, especially when swaying in the Mediterranean breeze. The small, fragrant flowers give way to the iconic Olive fruits, transitioning from green to black as they ripen. With a lifespan of hundreds of years, the Olive tree becomes not just a plant but a living testament to time and tradition.

Uses: The uses of the Olive tree are as diverse as its cultural importance. Outdoors, it serves as a stately ornamental tree, enhancing the beauty of gardens and landscapes. The fruits, harvested for their oil, become a culinary treasure, enriching dishes with the distinctive flavor of extra virgin olive oil. Beyond its aesthetic and gastronomic value, the Olive tree symbolizes peace and prosperity, making it a meaningful addition to various cultural and religious celebrations.

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