Bright Light, Direct Sun
Creamy White and Yellow
* In order to bear fruit, they need a two-month dormancy period of cool weather when temperatures are ideally between 40° F to 50° F.
* Most fruits (or drupes) start out green and turn a blackish-purple color when fully ripe, but they vary widely in size, shape, oil content, and flavor.
* Harvest olives while they are still green or after they fully ripen in late fall, depending on how you plan to use them. Most freshly picked olives (even those that are fully ripe) are very bitter and will need to be cured before eating, either by brining or by sun drying.
Well Drained Soil
Water when the soil is dry but don’t overwater
Annual In Ohio