PLANTS OF OLIVE TREE PICUAL - OLEA EUROPAEA VAR. PICUAL
Another variety of Olive tree densely cultivated in the south of Spain. From this variety experts say they produce oils of high stability, very fruity, intense bitterness and spicy tones.
It produces a high-quality oil. Easy to grow. It resists to frost and it is vigourous. Limestone soils are bad for this olive tree. The branches are short. The olives have a little pointed end. Good yields. It is rich in oleic acid.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.