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Olive (Koroneiki) Tree

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Koroneiki Olive trees are an elegant addition to a small garden space.  These compact olive trees look gorgeous in large patio pots and Mediterranean settings.  For the foodies at heart, they produce dark purple/black olives perfect with high oil content for pressing.

Urban Bounty Koroneiki Olive trees are well-established plants in 3.5 litre pots.

About Koroneiki  Olives 

Graceful Olive trees are a hardy Mediterranean native.  The Koroneiki  variety is one of the main types grown in Greece.  This tree is a small, shrubby Olive that will grow to up to 6m high and 1.2 metres wide.  It produces lots of small, oval Olives, varying from light green to dark purple in colour.  Koroneiki is a great tree for hedging, or growing a pot.  These trees can even be grown into topiary with patience!

Enjoy the contrast of silver-green foliage and dark purple/black fruit in your elegant courtyard or Mediterranean garden.  This variety is very well suited to coastal gardens.  

Culinary Uses for Koroneiki  Olives

The fruit of Olive Trees can be pickled or preserved (in brine or oil), or they can be pressed into delicious, nutty olive oil.  The Koroneiki Olive bears lots of small fruit that are ready for harvest in April.  They are ideal for pressing into high quality oil.  The resulting olive oil has a gorgeous aroma and a fresh, slightly herbal flavour.  If you are keen enough to press your own oil, use it for dressings, or dipping. (Fresh bread dipped in fresh olive oil and dukkah is a treat not to be missed!)

Growing Conditions - Koroneiki  Olives 

Although the Koroneiki  is self-fertile, it is much more likely to produce a good crop of fruit if you grow another Olive variety nearby. Companion plant with Thyme, Borage and Calendula. 

The best thing about growing Olive Trees, is that they are so hardy.  The Koroneiki  Olive will flourish in full sunny and free draining soil, but aren't fussy about other conditions.  Olive trees will happily survive in salty, dry or even mildly frosty conditions.  Although they will tolerate wind, they do even better in a sheltered spot.  If exposed, it is a good idea to stake your Olive trees.   Water well during the early stages, in very dry periods, and when fruiting.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.