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Olea europaea 'Chemlali' (self-fertile)

Chemlali Olive Tree, Self-fertile Olive Tree

Main interest:
tunisian olive, dark fruit, rich nutty flavor, vigorous growth
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry to moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
May to June
green and silver
USDA Hardiness:
zone 8b: -10 °C (14 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 10 ft (3 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
container, specimen, orchard, fruit production

Olea europaea 'Chemlali' is a Self-fertile Olive Tree. It does not require a pollinator variety. However, planting other compatible varieties nearby could improve cross-pollination and so, the number and the size of the fruits. This vigorous olive tree begins to bear fruits on fairly young plants (3 to 4 years old). Fruits can be harvested from September to November.

Similar to Leccino Olive, the fruit is dark, slightly smaller but full of rich nutty flavor with a hint of fruit sweetness.

Tunisia’s most common olive variety, 'Chemlali' makes for a light, delicate and earthy oil. Perfect for baking, in salad dressings or seafood dishes.

Olive Trees are moderately hardy (zone 8 or -10°C). It is recommended to grow them in containers in order to leave them outdoors in full sun during the warm season and bring them back indoors during the coldest months. In order to increase fruit production, Chemlali Olive Tree requires 200 chill hours (or 200 hours with temperature below 10°C).

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Olea europaea 'Chemlali de Sfax'

Also known as: Self-pollinating Olive Tree, Self-fruitful Olive Tree, Tunisian Olive Tree

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