PepperGreen Estate Olives
Olives are a resilient fruit, being resistant to cold is a varietal trait…thankfully!
They are known to withstand temperatures of -8ºC or -10ºC as long as the tree is not at the active growing period of September to December in Australia. During the vegetative stage, the olive tree is sensitive to low temperatures which can cause damage to twigs and secondary branches, and even to the trunk and scaffold branches. To ensure our crop fruits well, however, we do need temperatures close to zero which induce vegetative rest. It withstands high summer temperatures well, and even lack of ground moisture, although it then adjusts its growing activity to an essential minimum.
A perfect plant for the Highlands weather!